Clayton Tongate - Volunteer of the Year

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  1. Gene Klodzen

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    Aug 24, 2000
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    COLUMBIA, PA: The National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors, Inc. (NAWCC) has named Lancaster County resident Clayton Tongate, “Volunteer of the Year” for his generous contribution of time to the Fortunat Mueller-Maerki Library & Research Center and the NAWCC National Watch & Clock Museum building and grounds.

    “Clayton has spent countless hours volunteering in the Library and Museum grounds over the past year. His assistance has been invaluable as he has often functioned as a volunteer member of the library staff. He is always willing to help where needed, including, among other tasks, conducting research for reference questions, lending a hand in circulation, and spearheading the effort to clear the basement shelves to prepare for the installation of the new archival rolling shelves. Clayton’s help has ensured that this year’s Library renovation projects would not have gone as smoothly as they have,” shares Library and Archives Supervisor, Sara Butler-Tongate.

    Volunteers are the lifeblood of the NAWCC National Watch & Clock Museum and the Fortunat Mueller-Maerki Library & Research Center. Dozens of volunteers donate thousands of hours, contributing significantly to the achievement of the NAWCC’s mission - a huge savings for the Association. These dedicated individuals provide much of the manpower needed for daily operations, programs, special projects, and events. From event planning to education to exhibit construction, to archival research, volunteers get involved at various levels that fit the individuals’ time and commitment availability. If you have extra time on your hands and are interested in volunteering, please call Abby Krouse at 717.684.8261, ext. 234 to request an application. The application is also available on the Museum’s website at

    Kim Craven
    NAWCC Marketing and Events Coordinator

    p: 717.684.8261 Ext.231
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