Volunteers Vital to Aiken's Makin'

With an event the size of Aiken's Makin' that brings nearly 35,000 visitors to downtown Aiken, planning, coordination, and implementation are critical at every level.  
From the major details of vendor booth placement, electricity, safety, parking, and traffic flow to the small (but important) details of shade and the elimination of ant hills, the success of Aiken's Makin' depends on the integration of all of the above so that the event is pleasant and seamless to the visitor. "Aiken's Makin' is an exciting and important event for the Chamber and the Aiken area and it is only possible because of our wonderful volunteers," said Dr. Deidre Martin, University of South Carolina Aiken."Our volunteers arrive early and stay late to do whatever is necessary to ensure a great event. Their enthusiasm and hospitality make everyone who attends Aiken's Makin' feel right at home," Dr. Martin said. 

2010 Aiken's Makin' Volunteers:
Aiken's Makin' Co-Chairs

Shelia Taylor - First Citizens Bank
John McMichael - Hutson Etherredge Companies
Artists/Crafters Subcommittee
Carla Cloud, Co-Chair - Aiken Downtown Development Association
Karen Wilson, Co-Chair
Meighan Still, Co-Chair - Carolina Musculoskeletal Institute, PA
Mary O'Hare - MB Jewelry & Beads
Toni Jerome - refresh
Entertainment Subcommittee
Jason Rabun, Co-Chair - Security Federal Bank
Ed Girardeau, Co-Chair - Vintage Music
Food Vendors Subcommittee
Dave Hepner, Co-Chair - US Department of Energy Savannah River Operations Office
Tim Conway, Co-Chair - Aiken Art & Custom Framing
Ben Hepner
Shane Bagby - Security Federal Bank
Robert Sessions - Trinity Lutheran Home
Heather Brazell - Trinity Lutheran Home
Sarah Griffis - UniHealth Post Acute Healthcare
Josh Booth - Security Federal Bank
Hospitality Subcommittee/Booth

David Clark, Co-Chair
Amber Holcomb, Co-Chair - Cumberland Village
Shane Bagby - Security Federal Bank
John Baker - Amerprise
Pamela Barwick - Regions Bank
Trudy Boyd - Security Federal Bank
Anna Bridges - VistaBank
Nancy Cerra - Realtor
G. Carl Cole - Cole Funeral Home & Cremation Service
Mary Commons - Aiken Technical College

Alice Crotwell - ResCare HomeCare
Bill Cunningham - Kenny Ray Personal Fitness
James Cushman - Lower Savannah Council of Governments
Frances Dicks - Atlantic Broadband
Lisa Fair - Laurel Mountain
Kathy Franklin - Elliott Davis, LLC
Frank Fulmer - Veracity Payment Solutions, Inc.
Sarah Harvey - Jim Hanna's Custom Apparel & Promotions
Penny Hayes - Medicine Mart
Rebecca Head - Houndslake Country Club
Gary Hinton - South Carolina Electric & Gas
Ashley Howell - The First Tee of Aiken
Rakesh Jasani - Hampton Inn - Aiken
Molly Jones - Carolina First Bank
Jessica Lee - First Citizens Bank
Melinda Maroney - Bridgestone
Joni McDaniel - Lower Savannah Regional Education Center (LSREC)
Kristen Medlin - Aiken Regional Medical Centers
Rachel Moulton - Aiken Regional Medical Centers
Russ Padgett - AXA Advisors
Alison Privette - Hilton Garden Inn - Aiken
Jason Rabun - Security Federal Bank
Tasha Savage - Hitchcock Healthcare
Lisa Scott - Cedar Creek Development Corporation
Frances Shields - Realtor
Sherri Siler - CSRA Multimedia
Lisa Taylor - Ken Johnson Insurance, Inc.
Mike Thomas - USCA Convocation Center
LaShaunda Tucker - Bridgestone
Jonathan Wint - Tarpon Capital Management, Inc.
Art Zappa - Aiken Communications, Inc. Aiken Standard
Sponsorship Subcommittee
Sherri Siler, Chair - CSRA Multimedia
Gary Williamson - Bridgestone
Layout Subcommittee
Bart Blackwell, Chair -
B & S Machine Tool 
Safety/Security Subcommittee
Wendell Hall - City of Aiken
Parkway Volunteers
Anita Clark
David Clark
Robert Freitas - Edward Jones Investments, Freitas Agency
Missy Freitas
Henry Krippner - Aiken Ad Specialties
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