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Mahaffie recognizes Rebecca McCreight with Youth Volunteer Award
Each year, Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm recognizes a youth volunteer who exhibits leadership, is a good example for his or her peers, has a love of history, and has made a measureable contribution to the site. This year, Mahaffie recognized Rebecca McCreight for her volunteer service.
Rebecca, who is in the eighth grade, began volunteering with Mahaffie in 2012. Her favorite volunteer activities include sharing information about the Mahaffie house, helping with fall harvest activities, and using the cookstove. When she is not volunteering at Mahaffie, she volunteers at a local grocery store bagging groceries for the holidays, helps with street cleanups and food drives, runs cross-country, and is on the principal’s honor roll.
The award is in honor of Carrie Newson, daughter of Mike and Lynette Newson of Olathe. Carrie was a former Mahaffie volunteer who lost her life in a tragic car accident in March of 1998. The stone fireplace and stagecoach artwork on the patio of the Heritage Center is dedicated in Carrie’s memory.