Ascension Parish celebrates Volunteer week

Ascension Parish celebrates Volunteer week

POSTED: Monday, April 16, 2012 - 1:15pm

UPDATED: Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 3:53pm

Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez proclaimed April 15-21, 2012 as National Volunteer Week in Ascension Parish.

President Martinez made the proclamation during the March 15 parish council meeting.

Sherry Denig, executive director with Volunteer Ascension, and Gwen Price, 2012 president of Volunteer Ascension, accepted the proclamation.

Denig announced Volunteer Ascension will be holding their annual Volunteer of the Year Awards Banquet to coincide with National Volunteer Week. Denig said community volunteers will be recognized at the banquet for their service. The awards banquet will be held on Tuesday, April 17 at the Clarion Hotel in Gonzales. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the event will begin at 7:00 p.m. with complimentary refreshments being provided, according to the Volunteer Ascension website. Admission is free, she said.

“We are now seeking nominations, so if you know of a group or individual that’s making a difference in our community, we would ask that you contact our office so we can get you a nomination form,” Denig said. “We are looking for those people, and we have so many that are making a difference in our community.”

Nomination forms are available by contacting Volunteer Ascension at (225) 644-7655, or by visiting their Facebook page.

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