Many people in Worcester County, Md. call Roger Dorman a servant leader. His daughter says feeding people is his gift, and he’s shared that gift with the world for decades.
He cooked for his Army National Guard unit and even does so now for first responders and those who need it most during the holidays. You’ll find him running the food pantry at Berlin First Baptist Church. Pastor Brad Diehl says Dorman plays a big role ushering in the holidays.
“He does our hot chocolate that we do at the Berlin Christmas Parade,” Diehl said.
Dorman also stays busy helping local Eagle Scouts build playgrounds.
In explaining why he stays busy Dorman said, “That’s just how we were raised up. Someone needs help you help them.”
Dorman’s daughter, Dawn Spicer, who nominated him for a Jeffersons Award, said of her father, “Our nickname for him is the Energizer Bunny because he’s in his mid-80s and he will exhaust us. He just goes and goes.”
For those reasons and many more, Roger Dorman is a 2019 Jefferson Awards winner.
About the Jefferson Awards
WBOC is proud to be a local partner of the Jefferson Awards, which are presented to unrecognized citizens on Delmarva who provide extraordinary public service. The Jefferson Awards are presented on two levels: national and local. The mission of the Jefferson Awards is to encourage and honor individuals for their achievements and contributions through public and community service.
The 2019 Jefferson Awards are made possible through the support of our local sponsor, Nanticoke Health Services.