The Kane County Volunteer Center sponsored an Appreciation Dinner for the county’s many volunteers on June 25.

Hawaii was the theme of the program and volunteers turned out in muumuus, Hawaiian shirts and skirts. What a colorful bunch! The Kalauli Family, Mitch Kalauli and Arron Numkena from Moccasin, provided the entertainment. Mitch also doubled as the Master of Ceremonies.

“Changing Lives Through Service” is the volunteer creed. The dinner was held in appreciation of everyone who volunteers their time, talents and dedication, to provide services throughout the years benefiting the community. It was not only to celebrate the success of the volunteers, but the Volunteer Center as well, for their efforts in coordinating the various volunteer programs. 

The Kanab Middle School auditorium was packed with 200 or more volunteers. Volunteer Director Terra Sue Honey and her staff did a great job organizing the event.

Honey acknowledged a special thank you to John Jacobs, Todd Henderson and Nadja Mahoney, and the students of the Abundant Life Academy (ALA), who helped set up the event.

Honey added a big thank you to: Honey’s Marketplace, Glazier’s Family Market for supplying the food for the sumptuous buffet and Luo’s Cafe for the rice.

Helen Larsen was recognized as the oldest volunteer in attendance during the presention of volunteer recognition.

Effective July 1, 2010, Terra Sue Honey and Joretta Stewart will take over the local operations of the Kane County Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).

Volunteers can make a difference. If interested in volunteering, contact the Volunteer Center of Kane County, 176 S 100 E, Kanab, or call 435-644-3696.