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Center salutes volunteers

Center salutes volunteers
April 17
00:00 2014
(pictured above:  Diana Calaway, Robert Quick, Wanda Starke, Barbara Davis-Porter, Elvenia Johnson, Rev. Randy Harris, Gaynell Hyatt and Rev. Debbie Layman pose at the recent event.)

The Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem held its Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on Tuesday, March 25 at Ardmore Baptist Church.

Despite the early snow on a rainy spring day, 200 folks attended the event, where WXII-12 anchor Wanda Starke delivered the keynote address.

Her remarks focused on the value of volunteers and the benefits of volunteering and that our community is so highly blessed with such an abundance of giving individuals.

“We Have a Story to Tell,” the theme of event, was emphasized with a video presentation that highlighted the stories of many volunteers, service recipients and participants. The tables also held cards with the pictures and stories of those in the video presentation.

More than 20 sponsors made the luncheon possible and continued their support of the Shepherd’s Center’s mission of promoting and supporting successful aging throughout the community.

The volunteers of the year are Barbara Davis-Porter and Gaynell Hyatt of the Faith In Action Care Program; Elvenia Johnson of the Congregational Nurse and Health Ministry Program and Mt. Zion Baptist Church; Diana Calaway and Robert Quick of the Senior Center Program; and Highland Presbyterian Church, which won Congregation of the Year.

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