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And the Winners Are…

In 1968, HandsOn Central California began hosting the annual Hands Across the Valley Volunteer Awards Luncheon in recognition and celebration of our community’s volunteers. This heart-warming event honors individuals and groups, who have made a difference by generously giving their time and talent in an effort to help improve the quality of life in our Valley.

 

Over 70 outstanding nominations were submitted this year, and after much review by community stakeholders, the following nominations were selected for honors this year.

 

Adult Volunteer of the Year

Rev. Sharon Avril and Lisa Daniels            

 

College Student Volunteer of the Year

Maritza Villegas

 

Corporate/Business Volunteer Group

Starbucks and Gap Inc.                 

 

Healthy Community Volunteer of the Year        

Ashley Webster               

 

Lifetime Achievement 2018       

Tom Flanigan    

               

Love of Children Volunteer of the Year

Cindy Jenkins    

 

Parent Volunteer of the Year    

Artemia  Arrendondo    

 

RSVP Site of the Year    

City of Fresno RSVP Volunteer Group and           

RSVP Airport Ambassadors                         

 

RSVP Volunteer of the Year       

Robin Chiero and JoAnn Miller  

 

School Volunteer of the Year    

Penny Blevins   

 

Service Club/ Organization of the Year 

Camp Kesem at Fresno State and

Ignite Ministries                              

 

Youth Service Club of the Year 

Apache Closet                                  

 

Youth Volunteer of the Year     

Ann and Claudia  "The Twins" Rodriguez               

 

Congratulations to all of the winners.

 

This year’s 50th event will be held on April 25th at the Clovis Veterans Memorial Hall, 808 Fourth Street Clovis, CA 93612. The program will start promptly at 11:30 a.m. The awards ceremony will include a welcome and introduction, Key Note address by Cliff Hall, and award winner presentations.  Tickets available via Eventbrite, through this link, or by calling our office 559-237-3101.

 


This post originally appeared on the Points of Light blog April 21, 2017

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