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SAAA honors volunteers at annual picnic

Frederick County Active Living Center Director Diana Brill-Tharpe, left, and center assistant Jenna Warren, right, are shown with Vicki Lipton, the center's outstanding volunteer of the year. Courtesy photo

Shenandoah County Active Living Center volunteer of the year Betty Bucher, left, was presented the award by center Director Helen Huffman, right. Courtesy photo

Warren County Active Living Center Director Terry Byrne, from left, is shown with outstanding volunteer of the year Dee Schools, and Mary Ann Gardner, SAAA nutrition specialist. Courtesy photo

Clarke County Active Living Center Director Bonnie Dodson, left, presented a certificate of appreciation to Lisa Cooke, right, and the Clarke County Parks and Recreation Department, recognizing them for their outstanding support with transportation, programs and fund-raising for the new Active Living Center. Courtesy photo

Winchester Active Living Center Director Kathy Neff, left, presented the outstanding volunteer of the year award to Vern Kesner. Courtesy photo

Tom Reed, who was appointed to the SAAA Board of Directors by the Frederick County supervisors last July, was presented the outstanding volunteer of the year award by SAAA Executive Director Catherine Galvin. Reed is shown here with his grandson Joey. Courtesy photo

Fort Valley Active Living Center Director Annabel Walter, left, presented the outstanding volunteer of the year award to Richard Gochenour. Courtesy photo

The Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging held its annual senior picnic on June 19 at the Clarke County Ruritan Building.

The event brought seniors together from area counties to celebrate volunteerism and to enjoy fellowship and food, according to a news release. Lunch was catered by the Clarke County Ruritans and Dennis Scott and Skip Royston provided musical entertainment.

Several outstanding volunteer of the year awards were presented during the picnic:

  • Warren County Active Living Center: Dee Schools.
  • Shenandoah County Active Living Center: Betty Bucher.
  • Page County Active Living Center: Suzi Gavaza.
  • Frederick County Active Living Center: Vicki Lipton.
  • Winchester Active Living Center: Vern Kesner.
  • Fort Valley Active Living Center: Richard Gochenour.
  • Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging: Tom Reed.

Lisa Cooke and the Clarke County Parks and Recreation Department were presented a certificate of appreciation by the Clarke County Active Living Center.


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