Margaret “Peggy” Ose
Margaret “Peggy” Ose, of Cape May, N.J., is the Volunteer of the Month for October. Manager of Volunteer Engagement Ayeshah Dickerson nominated Ose for the honor. “Peggy was the first volunteer to sign up for the Social Distancing Ambassador role at the Cape May Lighthouse this summer,” said Dickerson. “She stuck with it through rain or shine.” Even while outdoors on the grounds of the Lighthouse, Social Distancing Ambassadors, staff and visitors wear masks, here, off duty and at a healthy distance from the camera and the lighthouse grounds, Peggy’s photo shows her smiling face. Social Distancing Ambassadors were implemented by Cape May MAC this summer to help visitors adhere to the proper social distance, check visitors’ temperatures, and help them understand cleaning protocols and capacity limits, all with the aim of keeping those who visit the Cape May Lighthouse safe and secure during the pandemic. Although not required, Social Distancing Ambassadors have proven invaluable, helping ease the transition for visitors. “Thank you, Peggy, for donating over 60 hours of volunteer time and for your dedication to Cape May MAC and Cape May Lighthouse operations!,” Dickerson said.