Martha Ferguson of Fort Mill is the 2014 recipient of the Joann W. McMaster Volunteer of the Year award.
The award is named in honor of Joann McMaster, who helped found the Friends of the York County Library in 1975 and served as its first president.
A Friends of the Library volunteer for several years, Ferguson has served as Friends of the Library president, coordinates volunteers for book sales and other events and volunteers on a weekly basis at the library. She has logged more than 250 volunteer hours in 2014. She and her husband Harry have been Fort Mill residents for 30 years. They have two adult sons, Adam and Brent, and five granddaughters. She also has three stepchildren.
Ferguson is also an active volunteer with the Fort Mill Community Playhouse.
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The group also recognized nearly 100 volunteers, who donated more than 3,000 hours on behalf of York County Libraries. The Friends of the Library hold used book sales and other events to raise money for library programs. It is the major sponsor of the summer reading programs for all ages and other library needs not provided for in the library budget. For more information on the Friends of the Library, go to yclibrary.org or call 803-981-5837.