30th annual Volunteers of the Year Awards and Reception 

Outstanding volunteers from throughout southcentral Kentucky were recognized at this year’s Volunteers of the Year Awards on Sunday, April 28.

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 Chris Dressler; the Team Spirit Award, which recognizes a group that has worked together to provide outstanding volunteer service in the community, went to English, Lucas, Priest, and Owsley, LLC; and the Rookie Award, which recognizes an individual or group that started volunteer service within the past 24 months, went to Cheryl Lacefield.

VIA also presented the BB&T Spirit of Community Award, which recognizes an organization or business that merits special recognition for volunteer service in the community, to The Son Rhea Foundation.

Special thanks to our sponsors: BB&T, American Legion Post 23, and BGMU.

Special thanks to our Caterer: Lisa Bearnson, Graphic Designer: Bailey Jordan, Oak Tree Awards & Recognition, Rickman Pottery, Emcee: Tony Rose, D93 WDNS, and, of course, our judges: Warren County Public Library.

Click the button below for more information on each winner and all the volunteers that were honored for each category.

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

Images from the 30th annual Volunteers of the Year awards ceremony.