The Payette Senior Center gave back to those volunteers who helped them out in 2019, with an awards luncheon on Jan. 22. According to Kathy Patrick, executive director of the Senior Center, 24 volunteers were recognized with certificates for their contributions. The group logged a combined total of over 10,000 hours of volunteer service at the Senior Center in 2019.
“Our volunteers do a multitude of tasks such as sitting at the front desk and greeting people as they enter, cleaning tables after lunch, merchandising items in our thrift store and providing customer service for shoppers,” according to Patrick. “Volunteers organize, execute, and clean up after fundraisers. The purpose of this luncheon was to say thank you and to recognize them publicly for all their efforts.”
As for recognizing individual efforts, Patrick said she couldn’t pick just one or two.
“I do not want to pick out any one individual for fear of hurting someone’s feelings.”
Patrick notes that all 24 of the volunteers recognized this day all continue to volunteer their time at the Senior Center.
Patrick welcomes all those who wish to volunteer at the Senior Center, saying that you don’t have to be a senior citizen to volunteer but be at least 16 years of age. Those wishing to volunteer can reach Patrick at (208) 642-4223.
“Our Facebook page has a list of our monthly activities,” Patrick noted. “Or you can stop by the Center (137 N. Main St.) and pick up a schedule.”