Old Fort Niagara named Arthur and Judith Hannah of Youngstown as the historic site's volunteers of the year at OFN's recent volunteer recognition breakfast. Art and Judy have contributed thousands of hours to the fort's educational programs, including costumed interpretation, foodways programs and planning and cultivation of the fort's historic gardens.
During 2012, volunteers donated some 25,000 hours of service to Old Fort Niagara, undertaking such tasks as costumed interpretation, site maintenance, exhibit preparation and assistance with special events.
Each year, OFN recognizes the contributions of volunteers at a special breakfast held the first Saturday of February. In addition to thanking volunteers for past service, the breakfast serves as a way to inform existing and prospective volunteers about upcoming events and initiatives.