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Local Volunteers Receive Retired Senior Volunteer Program Presidential Award

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Local volunteers Polly Swatsell, Pamela Johnson and Linda Christian were recently presented with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program Presidential Award. To qualify for this prestigious award you have to have volunteered 4,000 hours of your time.

Polly Swatsell volunteered for Meal A Day for many years. Polly drove the Como/Pickton Meal A Day Route. Now you can find Polly volunteering her time and talents all over Hopkins County. Polly also volunteers her time at the Hopkins County Health Care Foundation and the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce.
Pamela Johnson is a long time Meal A Day volunteer. Pamela drives the Como/Pickton Meal A Day Route and helps in the kitchen whenever she is needed. Pamela also meets the North Texas Food Bank Truck every week and picks up food for Meal A Day. Pamela also enjoys volunteering for the Hopkins County Historical Society. She loves working at the museum during special occasions. Pamela is an Army veteran and also volunteered her time working at military funerals with the Hopkins County Military Coalition until her MS forced her to retire. She still works very hard despite her multiple sclerosis. She tries hard not to let it get her down.

Linda Christian volunteers her time each week preparing and serving the meal at the Dinner Bell. Linda is also a very talented crocheter. She volunteers her time making lap blankets, shawls, hats and cute animals for cancer patients, Hospice patients and children who are in the hospital. You can also find Linda every year in front of Walmart ringing the Salvation Army bell during the holidays.

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