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Burke Residents Recognized

Volunteer Fairfax, along with the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, will honor 117 local volunteers during the 20th Anniversary Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards sponsored by UnitedHealthcare. The Awards will be held Friday, April 27, at the Waterford at Springfield in Springfield. With more than 500 guests expected to be in attendance, the Awards is one of the largest community-wide recognition events for volunteers.

In Burke, the following residents have been nominated for a Fairfax County Volunteer Service Award:

*Shavonn Austin volunteered at Shelter House, and is nominated for the Adult Volunteer 250 Hours & Under Award.

*Doris Crawford volunteered at Special Olympics Virginia, Northern Virginia, and is nominated for the Senior Volunteer Award.

*Carol Devery volunteered at Northern Virginia Training Center, and is nominated for the Adult Volunteer 250 Hours & Under Award.

*Peggy Emery volunteered at Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program, and is nominated for the Adult Volunteer 250 Hours & Under Award.

*Denise Kaelin volunteered at MVLE, Inc., and is nominated for the Adult Volunteer 250 Hours & Under Award.

*Sandra Koontz volunteered at Fairfax CASA, and is nominated for the Adult Volunteer 250 Hours & Under Award and the Benchmark 250 Award.

*Ralph Soto volunteered at South Run RECenter, and is nominated for the Benchmark 250 Award.

*Allison Wulff volunteered at Special Olympics Virginia, Northern Virginia, and is nominated for the Youth Benchmark 100 Award.

The Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards honors volunteers who are dedicated to improving life in Fairfax County. Whether they are helping neighbors in need, or building communities, volunteers are always finding new ways to continue the Legacy of Service, the theme of this year’s event. Individuals and groups will be honored for their work supporting such causes as mentoring children, the arts, healthcare programs, therapeutic recreation, animal rescue, homelessness and hunger.

For more information about this year’s nominees, or to purchase tickets, visit www.volunteerfairfax.org.