DEARBORN – Adrienne Gutowski learned from an early age that she should “lend a hand,” and that’s what she’s been doing ever since, serving a variety of charitable causes and concerns.
On Oct. 5, the City’s Senior Services Division recognized Gutowski as its 2016 Volunteer of the Year. The honor came during the division’s annual Volunteer Breakfast.
Dozens of other volunteers were also thanked for helping seniors through the Meals on Wheels program, income tax preparation, working on the newsletter and more.
At Senior Services, Gutowski helps with the surplus food distribution program and works in the office. Her other volunteer activities include the Festival of Trees, Special Olympics, Alzheimer’s Association, The Information Center, AT&T Pioneer Volunteers, Catholic Social Services of Wayne County, and the Heart Association.
Gutowski grew up in Detroit and graduated from St. Gabriel High School. She worked several places over the years, including 31 years at Michigan Bell Telephone Co.
She has one daughter, three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
During her free time, she enjoys gardening in the spring and summer and crafting in the winter. She also takes pleasure in solving Sudoku puzzles, baking, cooking and reading, especially cookbooks.