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Retired & Senior Volunteer Program Recognition Oct. 9

State Sen. Dawn Marie Addiego and the Burlington County Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), a nation-wide program funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service and Burlington County College (BCC), will honor more than 90 dedicated volunteers at the Volunteer Recognition event on Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at BCC’s Mount Holly center, 1 High St.

In the past year, Burlington County RSVP volunteers have served more than 21,000 hours, helped 8,746 residents of Burlington County, and donated $554,388 worth of services. 

At their recognition event, RSVP Director Karen Bennett and BCC Foundation Executive Director and Vice President of Institutional Advancement Rebecca Corbin will present bronze, silver and gold awards for number of hours served in 2012 and will recognize those who have volunteered for one, five, 10, 15 and 25 years.

Lumberton resident Al Farkas will receive the award for 25 years of service. Farkas started volunteering in 1988. He has served in a variety of capacities and worked for several non-profits including the Literacy Volunteers of America and Whitesbog Preservation Trust. Farkas has volunteered his time as a BCC tutor, provided visitor assistance and small claims mediation at Burlington County Superior Court, and currently serves as a State Health Insurance and Assistance Program (SHIP) counselor.

Sen. Dawn Marie Addiego, R-Burlington, will be the guest speaker for the event and BCC President David Hespe will provide welcoming remarks. The program will also include a performance by the Rancocas Valley Regional High School Chamber Choir, an elite a cappella ensemble.