Release Date:Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Submitted To:The Indiana Gazette (News Release)

Released By:Robert A. Cardamone, Executive Director

Community Action, Inc. Names Indiana County Senior Corps-RSVP May Volunteer Station of the Month

Community Action, Inc. announced the Two Lick Valley Senior Center was selected to be the Senior Corps-RSVP Volunteer Station of the Month for May. The Center has been a Senior Corps-RSVP Station since July 1990. Betsy Miller, Center Director, has been with the Center since 1997 and feels volunteering gives seniors a social life and makes people feel good. Betsy states, “Our door is always open to new volunteers and participants. We are looking for individuals willing to teach and learn other skills such as crafts, office work, crocheting, knitting, and food preparation. The Center is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m." Clymer residents are always welcome to visit the Center and view the festive decorations; currently a beautiful flower tree is on display.

Senior Corps-RSVP recognized 38 volunteers for their years of service with RSVP: Carol Haldin, Eugene and Louise Rummel, Hope Sarnovsky, Peggy Strong, and Laurene Vodopivec, thirteen years; Deborah Wincek, twelve years; Beverley Popovich, eleven years; Charlotte Blystone and Wilma Petrof, ten years; William Dalton, Carolyn and Isaac Meckley, and Ronald Pennington, nine years; Betty Lydic, Shirley Patterson, Margaret Trimble, and Linda Watterson, eight years; Esther Akins and Elizabeth Solley, seven years; May Lou Stake, six years; Jerry Dick, Renee Dolan, Jennifer Hankinson, Susanna Long, and Geraldine Shirey, four years; Beverley Dick and Barbara Hayduk, three years; Cindy Cassidy, Judith Hill, Barbara Lightner, and Pat and Ray Lydic, two years; and Carol Boyer, Holly McDonald, Rhonda Neely, Jeanene Stewart, and Nancy Stonebraker, one year.

The Center's volunteers shared their saying, "We’re one big, happy family here!” Rhonda Neely stated, “I enjoy coming to the Center to be sociable.” Esther Akins added, “I enjoy being here and helping make items around the Center.” The Two Lick Valley Senior Center has many volunteer opportunities available to those looking for something to fill their spare time, help out in the community, and become more sociable. There are 30 to 35 seniors at the Center on a daily basis and it’s no wonder with all the excitement happening, including having their own “Two Lick Fun Band” who performs bluegrass/country and gospel in-house. Hope Sarnovsky states, “I enjoy doing everything at the Center and helping out.”

Community Action, Inc.'s Senior Corps-RSVP is very proud to have the Two Lick Valley Senior Center as a Volunteer Station. This Center illustrates the true spirit of volunteerism and is dedicated to making a difference in people's lives. If you are age 55 or over and interested in utilizing your skills and talents to improve our community and change people's lives, become a member of Community Action, Inc.'s Senior Corps-RSVP. Call Samantha Schrecengost, Senior Corps-RSVP Project Director, at 814-938-3302, ext. 236 or toll-free 1-800-648-3381 or via e-mail [email protected]

There are many exciting and rewarding volunteer opportunities waiting for you!

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The Two Lick Valley Senior Center was selected to be the Senior Corps-RSVP Volunteer Station of the Month for May. Volunteers recognized included: (front row l-r)Esther Akins, Charlotte Blystone, Hope Sarnovsky, and Louise Rummel,(back row l-r)Shirley Shirey, Rhonda Neely, Center Director Betsy Miller, and Gene Rummel.

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Community Action, Inc. will be a community catalyst to provide and coordinate activities which promote family self-sufficiency and advance community prosperity.

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Community Action, Inc. will be recognized as a premier organization dedicated to solving social and economic problems of the community.

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