More Than 60 Local Volunteers To Be Honored


SPRINGFIELD----The Good As Gold Awards will recognize more than 60 volunteers this week. The volunteers have used their time and talents to help enhance the lives of others in the Springfield area.

The awards ceremony will be held this Wednesday, April 13, at 5:30 p.m. at the Sangamon Auditorium Lobby of the Public Affairs Center at the University of Illinois Springfield.

Awards will be given to Sangamon County community volunteers, organizations, and businesses. Both individuals and organizations will be honored in several categories, including Heart of Gold, Youth Volunteer, Organization of the Year, and Distinguished Volunteer. The ceremony will also recognize UIS students who have shown an outstanding dedication to serving others.

More than 20 businesses will be named to the Business Honor Roll. That roll recognizes businesses that have given back to the community through direct service and charitable giving.

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