In recognition of National Volunteer Week, the City of Sugar Land hosted a special “thank you” ceremony on April 10 to recognize volunteers for their outstanding community service. More than 175 volunteers, family and friends celebrated with a picnic dinner and concert at Oyster Creek Park.
Since 2007, the City’s Serve Sugar Land volunteer program has provided citizens an opportunity to become involved in their city government. In 2010, more than 675 volunteers contributed more than 24,071 hours of service to the City equaling over $501,833 worth of in-kind service donations.
Each City department was asked to nominate a distinguished individual volunteer, each of whom was recognized in a ceremony during the concert intermission. Special recognition went to 10 individuals, and from this group, Carol Hill (pictured second row center in turquoise shirt) was selected as the 2010 Volunteer of the Year for her efforts to promote animal adoption at the city shelter.
With the help of volunteers, the city has been able to further expand and enrich the services it provides to the community.
For more information on the Serve Sugar Land volunteer program, visit www.sugarlandtx.gov/programs/serve_sugarland.