Albans resident Helene Biggie was awarded this year’s NMC Community Service award at an Incorporator’s meeting at the hospital, Monday May 11.
NMC Board Member Patrick Talcott and long-time Capers participant Dr. Frank Zsoldos thanked the Cardiac Capers leader for her tireless devotion to the show throughout the years. Helene has participated in the Auxiliary musical variety show since it began in 1980 and Dr. Zsoldos noted that over the years the fundraiser has garnered more than a quarter million dollars to benefit NMC and assist with community healthcare.
In addition to her work with Cardiac Capers, Helene has also done volunteer work assisting the St. Albans Recreation Department, directing children’s theatre, and helping with the Festival of Trees. She is also a well-known staff member at St. Albans City School where frequently serves as a children’s advocate and helping to buy clothes for needy children, distributing Thanksgiving food baskets for school families, volunteering for needy kids at Christmas, and serving as a Sunshine volunteer.
Helene becomes the third recipient of the NMC Community Service award, which was established by NMC’s Board of Directors to recognize an individual or organization residing in Franklin or Grand Isle Counties who exhibits enthusiasm, integrity, and perseverance beyond the ordinary to help fellow citizens and the community through selfless giving to improve the overall health of the community—be it money, talent, or time. Previous honorees include the late Dr. Thomas Howrigan of Fairfield and Marcia Perry of Richford.
Biggie was presented with a cut-glass maple leaf award, and her name was inscribed on a plaque in NMC’s Conference Center. She was joined at the meeting by her husband Mike, her children and many other family members.