Ron Larner has been honored as "Volunteer of the Year" for 2014 by Friends of the Castle. Announcement of the award was made at the 36th Annual Meeting at the Villa Kathrine at 532 Gardner Expressway in Quincy. 

Friends of the Castle is the not-for-profit organization that restored and operates the Villa. Larner has been a Volunteer Host at the Villa since 1995.  He also served as Membership Chair for Friends of the Castle for three years and Board of Trustees member for three years.

Before retiring Larner taught full time at Liberty High School for 30 years, and taught part time and full time at John Wood Community College for many years. He and his wife Joan will be celebrating their 51st Wedding Anniversary in August. They have been blessed with a daughter and a son and three grandchildren.

In commenting on winning the award Ron stated "For anyone who likes to meet people, this is a wonderful volunteer opportunity."