Note: During National Volunteer Week, we are shining a daily spotlight on just a few of our wonderful volunteers. Forest Park Forever’s volunteer & visitor services programs are generously supported by the E. Reuben & Gladys Flora Grant Charitable Trust, Trio Foundation and the Saint Louis Service Bureau Foundation. In 2013, Forest Park benefited from 1,180 volunteers who provided 11,868 hours of service and stewardship.
If you enter the Dennis & Judith Jones Visitor & Education Center on a given Tuesday morning you may be greeted by the smiling faces of Betty Dickens (left) and Christine Normile. Betty has been volunteering at the Forest Park Visitor Center since the facility opened in 2003, and Christine joined Betty in 2010. Both women attribute wanting to share their love for the City and Forest Park with Park visitors.
“ I love St. Louis, I grew up here, it’s my home and I love all the things you can do and enjoy sharing our great city with visitors.” — Christine
“Volunteering is fun, you get to meet people from all over the world. And you get to learn about everything in Forest Park and things to do in and around St. Louis. I love St. Louis.” — Betty
So, the next time you find yourself in the Park and have a question about the 1904 World’s Fair, or the distance of the walking and biking trails, stop in the Visitor Center and visit with Betty and Christine. They’d love to help you!
In the spirit of National Volunteer Week, Forest Park Forever salutes Betty and Christine for donating almost 1,000 volunteer hours to the Park and the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission.