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Fair Haven's Volunteer of the Year 2013

Foundation of Fair Haven founder Susan Sorensen was honored by the borough.


If you knew Susan like Fair Haven officials know Susan, you just might think she should be named Volunteer of the Year.

Officials appreciate the Susan they know — Susan Sorensen — and they did just that. Susan Sorensen, by resolution, was declared the 2013 Volunteer of the Year.

If you don't get to borough council meetings, where you'd see her on the governing body's dais as a councilwoman, you've probably seen her running around organizing and socializing at just about any event in town or even pitching in at a Red Bank event.

Sorensen runs the non-profit Foundation of Fair Haven, which started out as means to raise funds for the Fair Haven Centennial celebration and the first Fair Haven Day.

Since its inception, she, with the help of a core group of women volunteers unofficially dubbed Sorensen's own Diana Ross and the Supremes, organizes events to offset the cost of Fair Haven Day, such as Oktoberfest, the Raven and the Peach annual fundraiser, Tour de Fair Haven and more.

She volunteers at the Fair Haven Firemen's Fair, too.

And, as Mayor Ben Lucarelli said, as if that's not enough, she has a full-time job with Sprint and a family.

Take a look at the video above for a glimpse into Sorensen's volunteer work and what the mayor had to say about it.

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