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41st annual River Region Volunteer of the Year celebration

More than 400 people gathered Thursdsay at Trinity Presbyterian Church for the 41st annual River Region Volunteer of the Year Celebration to recognize and honor volunteers for their dedicated service to the community. 

HandsOn River Region and the Junior League of Montgomery co-hosted the event. Impact Alabama Founder and President Stephen Black was the keynote speaker and Candy Capel, WVAS Station Manager, served as emcee.

Over 350 individuals were nominated by peers and nonprofits from the 5 county River Region and honored at the ceremony. Winners were announced and are:

• AFJROTC at Lee High School Youth Group Award

• Inner City Evangelism Volunteers Adult Group Award

• Ken Ward Youth Award

• Khristen Carlson Adult Award

• Sylvia Condoluci Senior Award

• Caroline Barmettler Lifetime Achievement Award

Thanks to the generosity of event sponsor, Singleton Marine, a $500 contribution was made on behalf of the winner in each category to the nonprofit agency that nominated them. 

The Camilla W. Prince Community Partner in Service Award was added this year to recognize an outstanding employee of a River Region nonprofit. The award is named for Mrs. Prince, former HandsOn Executive Director, who was instrumental in establishing several of the agency's most successful programs and led the organization with true grace and devotion for over 25 years. Sarah McKemey, former Marketing and Public Relations Director with the Montgomery Zoo, was named the inaugural recipient of this award in appreciation of the exemplary service she provided the Zoo for nearly 4 decades.

HandsOn partners with more than 200 non-profit, faith-based and government agencies to mobilize 10,000+ volunteers annually creating an economic impact of more than $1.25 million for this region. 

ON THE WEB: www.handsonriverregion.org.

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