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QUIET HEROES: Karen Krenovsky, 60 plus, Grass Valley

The group I volunteer for: Empire Mine State Historic Park living history program.

What I do for the group: I greet guests at the door of the park’s cottage as a parlor maid, lead them on a tour of the cottage, and I follow orders from Mr. and Mrs. William Bourn, the owners of Empire Mine.

How I got involved: I’m a retired teacher, and I loved doing history reenactments with my students. I’ve been doing this three years.



Why I think this group’s work is important: It brings alive the history of this area.

The best thing that ever happened to me on this volunteer job: The interaction with other volunteers is very satisfying.




The rewards I get from this volunteer job are: When the guest is able to enter the era of 1905. Even though when I’m outside the mine it’s 2002, when people come here and see me, it’s a step back in time.

Other volunteer jobs I’ve done: I’m a volunteer tutor at Hennessy School.

I’ve lived in Nevada County since: We bought property up here in 1983, and moved up here permanently in 1996.

I like living here because: It’s natural. And I like the people. I’ve seen so many people up here lend each other a helping hand and that’s very meaningful.

The most important job that faces us as a community is: an openness and communication when it comes to growth. It’s so wonderful I’d like to see people keep it that way.

I think volunteerism is important because: It keeps facilities like our schools and our parks operational and enriches the quality of our programs.

“Quiet Heroes” appears each Thursday. If you know of a volunteer who is a quiet hero, call The Union newsroom at 273-9561.


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