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Local Citizens Receive Governor's Award for Volunteer Service

Post Date:07/22/2016 9:53 a.m.

The 2016 Governor's Volunteer Service Awards were presented to local citizens at the July 18 Board of Commissioners meeting in Manteo. Awards were presented to Hatteras Island recipients at the May 20 Board of Commissioners meeting in Buxton. 

Pictured: (front row, from left) Jamie LaVier, a volunteer with Lee's Lil Shorebreakers Surf Camp; Frances Down & Annie Harris, volunteers with the Dare County Center; Janice Tillett, a volunteer with Dare County division of NC State Cooperative Extension; (center row, from left) Lita Katulski, of Feline Hope; Dee Christensen and Bob Christensen, volunteers with the Dare County Friends of Youth mentoring program; Jeff & Kelly Tobin, representing OBX Project Purple; (back row, from left) award presenter Lorelei Costa, Executive Director of the Outer Banks Community Foundation; and Chad Hemilright, who accepted the award on behalf of his brother Dewey Hemilright, volunteer with North Carolina Watermen United/North Carolina Watermen Foundation.

The Governor's Volunteer Service Awards honors people who have shown concern and compassion for their neighbors by making a significant contribution to their community through volunteer service. The award was created in the Office of the Governor in 1979.

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