The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Montgomery County & Radford held its annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon on May 23 at Custom Catering in Blacksburg, with approximately 100 attending. “Sowing Seeds of Kindness” was this year’s theme, and County Administrator F. Craig Meadows was on hand to present volunteers with Years of Service Awards.

RSVP is pleased to have 57 volunteers who have reached milestone years:

  • 20 Years: Jane Carr
  • 15 Years: Norma Carroll, Barbara Clark, Shirley Linkous, Thelma Shelor, Toby Simmons, Margot Thompson, Virginia Yates, Sally Zimmerman
  • 10 Years: Joyce Bowling, Kathy Brown, Ron Brown, Bonnie Church, Elaine Clark, Martha Jane Gunsten, Bonnie Hawks, Joann Kinder, Dean Mook, Sally Mook, Margaret Morgan, Linda Powers, Joe Powers, Beverly Shepherd, Doris Smith, Janet Tabor, Bill Vest, Sharon Zinn
  • Five Years: Kathleen Absher, Robert Chapin, Joseph Cox, Anna Dalton, Kai Duncan, Kay Dunlap, Phyllis Geoghegan, Rick Geoghegan, Sandra Johnston, Rosemary Jones, Mary Lou Kellough, Ira Manross, Joan Manross, Ann Miller, Chuck Miller, Libby Miller, Susan Miller, Shirley Mullins, Phillip Pappas, Arthur Poff Jr., Karen Poff, Jolene Rawlings, Richard Rawlings, Linda Reine, Marilyn Rio, Vicki Sciarretta, Sue Stewart, Joseph Vitale, Helen Whitaker, David Wynn

A big thank you goes out to Media Specialist Brian Compton of Critzer Elementary School who served as the emcee of the event, and entertainment was provided by Woodsong. RSVP would also like to thank the 2019 Recognition Planning Committee: Carol Cornish, Rosemary Jones, Deborah Lovelace, Charles Lutz, Phyllis Lutz, Raymond Lyons, Barbara Parrish, Carol Trutt, and Tonia Winn.

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Submitted by Mandy Hayes

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