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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Eat'n Park Hospitality Group 2012 Volunteer of the Year

Volunteering is a big part of our corporate culture at Eat’n Park. Because we’re in the hospitality business, we like to extend a helping hand and friendly smile beyond our four walls and into the neighborhoods we serve.

Because of this, we encourage our team members to get active in their communities and we like to show our appreciation when they do so. One of the ways we acknowledge our company’s outstanding volunteers is through an awards program in partnership with the Jefferson Awards for Public Service.

We are proud to announce the 2012 Eat’n Park Hospitality Group Volunteer of the Year: Charlie Guttendorf!

Charlie, center, with the Jefferson Awards team

Charlie is a Retail Supervisor for Parkhurst at Bucknell University. Parkhurst is part of our onsite brands division, which serves colleges and universities, corporations, and cultural centers. Charlie was nominated for his work with the Community Harvest Program in Milton, PA, which provides 150 to 200 hot meals to needy families on a weekly basis. Because Charlie works to provide fresh, healthy meals to his guests every day, he also feels an obligation to make sure that his neighbors in Milton are being served fresh, healthy meals too.

Charlie will be representing Eat’n Park Hospitality Group this June at the National Ceremony for the Jefferson Awards for Public Service. The Jefferson Awards were established in 1972 by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, U.S. Senator Robert Taft, Jr. and Sam Beard as the "Nobel Prize" for Public Service. Today, the mission of the Jefferson Awards is to "recognize, inspire and activate volunteerism and public service in communities, workplaces and schools across America." Eat’n Park Hospitality Group is one of the 30 corporations from around the nation who has joined with the Jefferson Awards as a Corporate Champion partner to energize volunteerism within the work place.

Please join us in congratulating Charlie and our other finalists for their extensive efforts in the community!

All of our Volunteer of the Year finalists

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