Columbia Hero Volunteers Recognized

4 years 10 months 2 weeks ago April 10, 2012 Apr 10, 2012 Tuesday, April 10 2012 Tuesday, April 10, 2012 1:33:00 PM CDT in News
By: Molly Balkenbush

COLUMBIA - Volunteers throughout the community were honored Tuesday afternoon at the eleventh annual hero awards reception.

Judges, members of the community and award winners gathered at the Stoney Creek Inn in Columbia where 49 individuals were recognized for their outstanding volunteer services.

The Voluntary Action Center, Landmark Bank and the Columbia Daily Tribune joined together to present the awards.

The Columbia Daily Tribune sponsored individual volunteer of the year, youth volunteer of the year and group volunteer of the year. Landmark Bank sponsored the award categories of outstanding volunteer-lifetime achievement, outstanding volunteer in community protection, outstanding volunteer in education or literacy and outstanding volunteer in health care.

Executive director, Nick Foster, said the stories of the community heroes are inspiring.

"So many of these stories are compelling, people are giving great amounts of their time and energy to make a difference in the community and they do it with a lot of heart and a lot of passion," Foster said.

Judges for the awards ceremony this year were Bea Smith, chair, Ken Greene, Bill Thompson, Cheryl Jarvis, Les Borgmeyer, Mary Jo Henry and David Nivens.

The seven local hero award winners were SAGES, Senior Adults Giving Extra Service from Memorial Baptist Church, Windsor Street Montessori School, Dave Machens, Anne Braisted, Kappa Alpha Theta, Mathew Rendo and Pauline Marienfeld.

Each winner received a crystal trophy engraved with a HERO symbol and $400 to be donated to a nonprofit organization of their choice.

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