Volunteers recognized with 'Get Involved' awards at annual Cornu

Volunteers recognized with 'Get Involved' awards at annual Cornucopia luncheon

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The "Get Involved" awards honor people and businesses that work with the Volunteer Center of Lubbock.

Thirteen awards commemorate the work these volunteers did with more than 41,000 people.

Carol Alonzo, who won an individual award, says Lubbock's continued growth brings new issues that need helping hands.

"There's lots of kids, in particular, that need mentors, that need help and I think particularly through Big Brothers, Big Sisters, just giving a little bit of time to encourage those kids makes a huge difference and affects our future too, the future of Lubbock." Alonzo said.

The money raised from the Cornucopia Luncheon will go to Volunteer Center Impact.

The 2017 "Get Involved" Award recipients are:

  • Adult Group - Flatlander Harley Owners Group (HOG) Chapter of Lubbock
  • Adult Individual - Carol Alonzo, Mark Wilkinson
  • Young Adult - Jennifer Sowder Clements
  • College Group - Atkins Health Careers Club
  • College Individual - Mayra Ramos
  • Youth Group - Keep Teens Alive Youth Coalition
  • Youth Individual - Danisha Lewis
  • Child Individual - Eboni Stewart
  • Family - Jennifer and Bella Garcia
  • Business Category - Bahama Buck's
  • Volunteer Coordinator - Patrick Tran
  • Louise Cummins Outstanding Organization - Unified Juneteenth Commission
  • Ray J. Diekemper Lifetime of Community Service Award - Donna Chandler
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