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Volunteer Alexandria to Host Annual Volunteer Recognition Event

Volunteer Alexandria is set to hold their annual Volunteers are the Heart of Alexandria event on October 10, 2018. The celebratory event commends volunteers for their outstanding service to the city. A select few that have gone the extra mile to give back to the locality will receive an award during the event for their dedicated efforts. The recently announced winners are: James Durham, recipient of the Marian Van Landingham Lifetime Achievement Award; Jane Powell, recipient of the Joan White Grassroots Volunteer Service Award; Odallis del Cid, recipient the Youth Volunteer Service Award; Celia Boertlein, recipient of the RSVP Northern Virginia Award; and Marjorie Windelberg, recipient of the Emergency Preparedness Award.

“It is important for us organizations to appreciate and recognize our volunteers. They serve as the very heart and soul of this city,” said Marion Brunken, Executive Director of Volunteer Alexandria, “It’s due to their generosity that the spirit of volunteerism is alive and well in Alexandria.”

All members of the community are welcome to register for the event at https://www.volunteeralexandria.org/volunteers-are-the-heart. Attendees can expect to enjoy live music, auctions, great food, a selection of both beer and wine, as well as to meet great people. The event starts at 6:00 pm and concludes by 8:30 pm on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Volunteer Alexandria will also shine the spotlight on all volunteers who have served 150+ hours at the event.