Meet TeamBush 2015: Spotlight – Judy Sheffield, Volunteer Corps Mom
For the past three years, attending a Bushwackers camp or performance weekend has started with a smile and a hello. Actually, around Bush, we call it the “Go Say Hi to Mom” part of the daily schedule. Greeting a long line of members sits Judy Sheffield, the volunteer Bushwackers Administrator responsible for checking in the members, collecting tuition, filling out paperwork, and making sure the members are staying responsible to their Corps obligations. Judy also sets the tone for the the family vibe and all-inclusive atmosphere that members experience every weekend. Although her two biological children are in the Corps, she truly has 140 other members, staff, and administrators she calls her own.
Mrs. Sheffield personifies what volunteerism is all about. Along with the already listed duties she performs on the weekends, Judy spends countless hours during the week outside of her normal full-time job balancing the books for the Bushwackers, paying the bills, sewing and repairing the uniforms, and checking in on all her Corps members. During the summer she can be seen chopping veggies for dinner, or driving a member to get a sprained ankle X-ray. With her trusty sewing machine tucked away on the equipment truck, Judy has been known for fitting a large person in a small uniform jacket in less than ten minutes right in the parking lot of a show site as the Corps walks to the gate. That is a whole lot of hats to wear for one person, and Judy does it all with a smile and a Wawa coffee.
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