The IMCOM-Europe "Friend of Recreation" Award is granted to
volunteers who have had an impact in improving the recreation program and
community quality of life, and who possess unique and outstanding qualities
that merit recognition.
On September 11, 2009 we received word that Michiel DeVito will be presented
with this award.
That Michiel more than deserves this award is no surprise to the Roadside!
In her eight years at the Roadside Theater, Michiel has served as a Volunteer
Staff Costume Mistress for over 48 theatrical productions. Her involvement
and contributions have also enhanced other areas of the program including
sets, props and participant development, and have benfited the program as
Although Michiel's primary focus is on costumes, her contribution to the
program extends far beyond that one area. Michiel is a wonderful presence
in the program. She is invaluably gracious and welcoming to all new participants
and is concerned with everyone's well-being and their enjoyment of the program.
Michiel's selfless contribution of volunteer hours is incredibly valuable
to the Entertainment Staff and the program. These hours can add up to as
much as 30 hours per week on some productions. Her contributions, talents
and vision have helped the Roadside Theater achieve a reputation of exceptional
productions and professional standards.
Michiel DeVito deserves great credit and recognition for the amount of time, effort and
talent she offers the Roadside Theater and the Heidelberg Community.
Roadside productions are far better due to her participation. The quality of each
production is greatly enhanced with Michiel's tireless contributions, creativity,
generousity and talents. The Roadside Theater receives numerous awards due to her
involvement, making it a superior theater in Europe.
With her contributions, the Entertainment Staff can more easily expand and improve
Her presence helps the Roadside better serve and meet the needs of the Heidelberg
The Roadside Theater Volunteer Participants have a much more enjoyable experience
in the program with her involvement. Her warmth, generousity and concern for others is
vital in sustaining and increasing what is known as "The Roadside Family."
Our heartfelt congratulations go out to you, Michiel!