Sal & Francesca LoBaido Volunteer Service Award

The Sal & Francesca (Corky) LoBaido Volunteer Service Award is presented to individuals and businesses who have shown a long-term commitment and dedication to the Saint Paul Winter Carnival.  Their volunteerism and achievements have truly contributed to the ongoing success of the Carnival, and they have set an example for others to follow. They have not only given of themselves to the Winter Carnival, but have also made an impact through their volunteerism in their own communities.  Nominations are received by June 15th. The selection process is conducted by a committee representing a variety of Winter Carnival roles, offices, and volunteers. Using a defined set of judging criteria, each nominee is considered, and a vote is conducted.

Nominate an individual or business.

Nominations are due June 15, 2024.

The Star of Boreas in conjunction with the Saint Paul Festival and Heritage Foundation, the proud producers of the Saint Paul Winter Carnival, were thrilled in 2023 to honor the following individuals and business (click on their names to view their introduction video- thank you to Craig Bretoi for the creation of the videos).

Kari Boe-Schmidtz


Matt Wallace


Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office


Previous winners of the Sal & Francesca LoBaido winners:

Joe & Monica Glass
Perry Labelle
Hamernick’s Interior Solutions

2020 & 2021 Did not take place due to COVID

Steve Cortinas
Mark Salmen
The Saint Paul Hotel

Jackye Whitner
Howie Register
LCS Company, Paul & Lisa Stotts

Bernie Swafford
Tom Barrett
Tony Mahmood | Aesop’s Table

Kathy Bjerke
Dan Olson

Neil O’Neil
Joan Kelly
Jane Lonergen

Sandy Schwartzbauer
Darrin Johnson

Ed Altermatt
Colleen Duffy

John & Mike Taxler
Joe Johnston

Steve Frattalone
Pat Mogren

Judy Cognetta
Gene & Marilyn DiMartino
Charlie Hall
Bob Matson

2009 David Larson

2008 Richard “Dick” Kedrowski

2007 Lonny Piche

2006 Carol & Dan Swenson

2005 Dorothy Furlong Hall

2004 Don & Sandy Craighead

2003 Dot Bentfield

2002 Mary & Denny Harris

2001 Gil Thoele

2000 Lou Collette

1999 Gladys & Bill Godwin

1998 Lorraine Venass

1997 Bonnie (Vic*) Reim-Bifulk

1996 Gerald Lanahan

1995 Chester Schoenrock

1994 Paul Mueller

1993 Dan Muntean

1991 Gloria Schultz

1990 Robert Sheild

1989 Helen & Richard Murphy

1988 William LaLonde

1987 Bernice & John Roach