Margot Weston received the Spirit of the Vineyard Award at a ceremony Saturday night co-sponsored by Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard and Vineyard Village at Home.
Joined by three generations of family, Ms. Weston said she was “overwhelmed” by the accolades piled on her by representatives of some of the organizations she has helped over the years.
Margot “thrives on being active and involved, and in knowing that communities are really just large families that need the love and support of each other to succeed,” said David Nathan, Martha’s Vineyard Museum executive director, in celebrating this year’s Spirit of the Vineyard volunteer honoree. Mr. Nathan said the 99-year-old volunteer continues to work eight hours a week.
Mike Adell and Susan Silk of SCORE, for whom Margot does administrative work, also cited her volunteerism. Denys Wortman presented a citation from the Commonwealth, prepared by state rep Tim Madden, who was unable to attend. Margot also received a medallion from Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard, and her name will be added to the names of previous honorees on a plaque that hangs in the Agricultural Hall.
The Spirit of the Vineyard Award is co-sponsored by Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard and Vineyard Village at Home. Both Island nonprofit organizations rely on their volunteers to provide the essential services that provide hope, comfort, and independence to Islanders.