Rep. Friess Congratulates Violette Nast as She Receives the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award

Red Bud, IL…State Representative David Friess (R-Redbud) was on hand to congratulate Violette Nast for winning the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award in their senior category (55+). Even though she is confined to a wheelchair, she doesn’t let that stop her from serving others. She has centered her life on giving in any way she can. Her selfless devotion has earned her this award.

The Governor’s Volunteer Service Award is awarded by the Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service alongside the Governor’s Office. Violette Nast was chosen from over 60 other nominees this year based on her work in Monroe County with Hospice, Monroe-Randolph County Transit, and St. Paul United Church of Christ in Columbia.

“It is with great pleasure that we congratulate Violette Nast on her exceptional accomplishment,” Rep. Friess said. “We are grateful for her continued work in our community. Volunteers like her make a bigger impact than any of us realize, so I’m honored for the opportunity to recognize her today. In retirement, her effort to continue to serve is obvious in everything she does. I have never seen her turn down someone in need of a helping hand. Violette Nast is a true inspiration, and we congratulate her on this well-deserved award.”

Violette has spent her life in service. It has been her goal in life to make sure no one feels alone when faced with a challenge. She has never let her disability stand in the way of helping others. Giving remains to be her purpose in life! She stands as an inspiration for us all on how we can better serve others and our community.