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May 4, 2013

AgriLife honors senior volunteers at annual reception

Corsicana — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Committee presented certificates of appreciation to the outstanding volunteers during the 42nd Annual Navarro County Senior Texan Volunteer Recognition on Thursday at the Corsicana Public Library.

Volunteers are among the most valuable assets of the agencies, businesses, and churches in Navarro County. National statistics reflect the tremendous impact Texans make statewide through giving back to their communities. The Corporation for National and Community Service data report impressive figures about volunteerism in Texas. The state averages an annual volunteer rate of 4 million individuals with 25 percent of the population contributing over 560 hours of service per year. The time Texans individually contribute to volunteering averages 31.6 hours and is valued at greater than eleven billion dollars.   

Texas AgriLife annually recognizes the contributions of seniors in May, which is Older American’s Month, because of the impact that senior volunteers have on the agencies within Navarro County.

Those honored in their respective fields are as follows: Alice Bancroft, Heritage Oaks West; Monica Benning, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church; Charles Boaz, TriSun Care Center; Jimmie Buchanan, Pearce Museum; Frederic Caruthers, Pelham Community Organization; Joyce Collins, Heritage Oaks Retirement Village; Anne Edwards, Hand In Hand Hospice; Myrtle Fleming, WMU-First Independent Baptist Church; Linda Fricker, First United Methodist Church; Lynda Green, First United Methodist Church; JoAnn Hawk, First United Methodist Church; Peggy Herod, First United Methodist Church; Darlene Holloway, Pelham Community Organization; Pat Hudson, First United Methodist Church, Cecil Jefferson Conner, Mt.  B. Zion Baptist Church; John Jefferson, Pelham Community Organization; Cecil Johnson, Pelham Community Organization; Zephyr Lott, Mt.  B. Zion Baptist; Eddie Mae Price, Mt. B. Zion Baptist, Virginia Mays, AARP and NEEC; Bessie B. Meriwether, WMU-First Independent Baptist Church; Sirvella Monie, Jackson Ex-Students Association; Lewis Palos, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church; Catherine Porter, Pelham Community Organization; Jane Ray, First United Methodist Church; Willie Rhynes, Mt. B. Zion Baptist Church; Dorothy Rhynes, Mt. B. Zion Baptist Church; Fred Shimonek, United Methodist Women-Wesley Methodist; Dan Summerall, Coyote Squadron of Corsicana; Willie Washington, Mt. B. Zion Baptist Church; Jay Waterman, Pearce Museum; Cathyenia A. Watson, WMU-First Independent Baptist Church; and Barbara Wynn, Grace Community Church.

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