The Cornucopia Luncheon is an event to celebrate a culture of service throughout the South Plains by recognizing outstanding volunteers with a Get Involved Award. It is a day full of inspiration, motivation, and celebration.
Thank you for everyone who celebrated with us at the 27th Annual Cornucopia Luncheon!
2023 Get Involved Award Honorees
From their origins of 180-250 meals per day, their impact has surged to an average of 400, often surpassing 500. Beyond meals, they extend solace and support, offering assistance with documentation, medical attention, and referrals.
Their unyielding commitment to eradicating hunger and addressing diverse needs is why they are the 2023 Louise Cummins Outstanding Agency!
Beyond diabetes education, she has spent many volunteer hours on the Family and Youth Success Program Parent Advisory Committee, contributing to the development of the Family Resource Center. Antrionette’s dedication also extends to the co-facilitation of family support programs, including book clubs, parenting workshops, youth camps, and parent cafes. She also serves on several community boards and is an active member of the Lubbock Women of the 100.
Her commitment to community service is a testament to her character and leadership. Antrionette is not only a dedicated volunteer but also a devoted mother, instilling the values of community service in her two children. Her belief in the transformative power of volunteering for personal growth and community betterment is truly inspiring.
Her dedication to both Catholic Charities and the broader community is why she is out 2023 Young Adult Get Involved Award recipient!
Julie's dedication is shown through organizing events that engage volunteers, such as the Child Shopping Spree and the Jr. Golf Tournament. Her most remarkable achievement was spearheading the Spook House event for eight years, rallying volunteers from various backgrounds to make it a community staple. She managed teams of 50 to 75 volunteers each Saturday for a month before Halloween, ensuring its setup, operation, and takedown, earning her the nickname: "Spook House Queen".
Julie embodies the spirit of volunteerism, consistently going above and beyond the call of duty. Her passion for working with children and her relentless pursuit of excellence is why she is this year’s Volunteer Coordinator Get Involved Award Recipient!
Over their remarkable 100-year-plus history, LNB's contributions, whether major or modest, have played a crucial role in enhancing the growth and well-being of our community. While they take pride in their involvement in significant projects like the Tornado Memorial and the UMC Cancer Center, it's the countless small contributions that have left a lasting impact on countless lives, demonstrating the true essence of community service.
As they receive the 2023 Business Get Involved Award from the Volunteer Center, LNB expresses sincere gratitude and reaffirms their unwavering commitment to serving the Lubbock community.
The Rainbow Room operates around the clock, stocked with emergency supplies, and works closely with caseworkers to serve 1,200 children and 725 families annually. For two consecutive years, the Texas Tech University Panhellenic has organized donation drives, including a hygiene drive and a birthday party supply drive.
These efforts have had a profound impact, providing children and families with crucial items during their times of need. Notably, the birthday party supplies have allowed children to celebrate their special day with a cake, a luxury they might not have enjoyed otherwise due to limited financial resources.
The Panhellenic Council's generosity and dedication to uplifting our community has not only met immediate needs but also enabled the essential work of Rainbow Room. This great work is why they are our 2023 College Group Get Involved Award honorees!
As the longest-running anchor team in the nation, Karin and Abner's dedication to our community runs deep. Their outstanding commitment extends beyond journalism, reaching a pinnacle of service in their extraordinary work for the UMC Children's Hospital's Children's Miracle Network Celebration Broadcast. Since 1983, they've passionately served as ambassadors for this vital cause. The transformative funds they've helped raise over 40 years have significantly enhanced children's healthcare across the region.
They've seen miracle kids grow, attended their milestone moments, and provided unwavering support to families in times of joy and sorrow. Their involvement goes far beyond the broadcast, as they've woven themselves into the very fabric of the families they've touched. Karin and Abner's legacy is not just one of media excellence, but a lifetime dedicated to building a more vibrant, caring, and resilient Lubbock community.
Their passion for service isn't confined to the community; they also contribute to the betterment of their own club. They manage concession stands, aid in developing activities for younger members, and play a pivotal role in upholding club rules and ethics. Setting up and dismantling club sporting events is just one of the many ways they assist.
Their dedication is evident through the achievement of several members who've reached 100 community service hours and earned their Letterman Volunteer BGC Jacket. We wholeheartedly recognize Lubbock Optimist BGC Torch Club for their extraordinary commitment to service and their lasting impact on our community.