31st annual Volunteers of the Year Awards

sponsored by Truist (formerly BB&T), American Legion Post 23, and BGMU

Outstanding volunteers from throughout southcentral Kentucky were recognized at this year’s Volunteers of the Year Awards on Sunday, April 24.

This year’s winners were: Anne Grubbs Spirit of Service Award, which honors a person excelling in quality, length, and spirit of service to others, went to Vivian Foe; the Team Spirit Award, which recognizes a group that has worked together to provide outstanding volunteer service in the community, went to Mt Zion Baptist Church; and the Rookie Award, which recognizes an individual or group that started volunteer service within the past 24 months, went to Wanda Nevins.

VIA added three new awards this year and the winners were:  Pandemic Response Award, which recognizes an individual or group who has made an impact in our community in response to the pandemic, went to Greenwood Mall Management Team; the Tornado Relief- Team Award, which recognizes those groups who have made an impact in our community in response to the recent tornadoes, went to Warren County Public Schools; and the Tornado Relief- Individual Award, which recognizes an individual who has made an impact in our community in response to the recent tornadoes, went to Kaitlyn Wilkins.

VIA also presented the Truist Spirit of Community Award, which recognizes an organization or business that merits special recognition for volunteer service in the community, to Bowling Green Hot Rods.

Community Education is a member of Volunteers in Action of Bowling Green-Warren County, a group that is made up of a core group of diverse agencies and organizations that rely on the dedication and commitment of community volunteers.

For more on VIA click on the button below. If you are interested in joining VIA, email Joshua Smith at jsmith@commed.us.

Over the past 30 years, VIA has been proud to celebrate the hard work and dedication of ordinary people making an extraordinary impact in our community.