Armen and Vicky Hanjian given Spirit of the Vineyard Award

In this file photo, Island Food Pantry coordinator Armen Hanjian, in October, 2009, joined by children from the Hebrew Center, with bags of groceries ready for distribution. — File photo by Ralph Stewart

Vicky and Armen Hanjian received the 19th annual Spirit of the Vineyard Award from Vineyard Village at Home at a ceremony on Monday, Dec. 12, at the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center. According to a press release, the award recognizes those who have done volunteer work, making a positive impact on the Island community, as the Hanjians have done with many organizations for more than 20 years, helping Islanders with housing, food, transportation and spiritual guidance. The Hanjians’ names are inscribed on a plaque that hangs in the new Ag Hall, honoring volunteers who have worked for many different organizations on the Island, enriching the lives of us all.