KEESEVILLE - The first in a series of Retired Senior Volunteer Program local recognitions was held on recently at the Knights of Columbus in Keeseville.
Because of the retirement of RSVP Director Patsy McCaughin and Office Aid AnnaBelle Waite, and with the new program volunteer coordinator, Barb Brassard coming on board, the usual county-wide recognition event wasn't held this fall.
"Area recognitions will be planned in an attempt to enable more volunteers to attend and so I may personally meet and thank each volunteer individually," Brassard said.
Dennis Everleth, manager of the Willsboro/Essex Nutrition Site, hosted the luncheon and invited volunteers and staff from the St. Armand, Keeseville, and Wilmington nutrition sites, along with the Moriah train station volunteers. Assisting were Essex County Nutrition Site, Office of the Aging, ACAP and RSVP staff.
Presenting certificates of appreciation were Essex County Board of Supervisor Chairman Randy Douglas of Jay, Wilmington Supervisor Randy Preston, Willsboro representative Nancy Huestis and Chesterfield Supervisor Gerry Morrow, who was also the master of ceremonies for the event. Multiple volunteers and guest won door prizes.
"The RSVP staff would like to thank all of our dedicated volunteers and everyone who made this first regional event a success," Brassard said. "We are working on plans for a recognition event to be held near you over the next few months. Watch your mailbox for your invitation."