Wednesday June 19, 2013
In Mars Area: Volunteer of the Year, Bonnie Weaver
Bonnie began volunteering in 1990 when she approached the Mars School Board to seek permission to install lights at the Mars Area Athletic Complex at not cost to the district. Through many spaghetti dinners and focal businesses donating their time and labor, we were able to “light the field” for the last football game that season. She then decided to run for Mars School Board and was elected in 1991, where she still serves today. She has also worked with the Mars Area foundation for Education Excellence (MAFEE) as the treasurer. MAFEE is now part of Mars Planet Foundation, which Bonnie helped establish.
Small Non-Profit of the Year :Mars Planet Foundation
Bonnie Weaver serves as the President of the Foundation Board. The Foundation endeavors to enhance the educational opportunities of all Mars Area School District students beyond the regular educational program. The board members of the foundation are very dedicated to the Mars Area School district community. They work hard to help the students of the Mars Community. They are a relatively new foundation and have been able to donate well over $5,000 each year to the school district.