Sumner Volunteer Groups Highlighted at Vol State Event
Volunteerism was in the spotlight at Volunteer State Community College Tuesday as mayors from across Sumner County gathered to salute community service. The Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service event acknowledged the importance of service work in the community, and the contributions of Vol State students, faculty and staff in that effort. Each mayor highlighted volunteers and community groups, including Habitat for Humanity of Sumner County, the Senior Citizens Center of Hendersonville, Relay for Life of Portland and Relay for Life of Westmoreland. The event also recognized Vol State Service Learning student projects, which are tied to specific classwork. Projects this year included food research by one of assistant professor Kelly’s Ormsby’s composition classes, and help with a Children are People sports camp by members of associate professor Betty Williams’ Introduction to Wellness class. Mayors from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico participated in the national event. It’s estimated that more than 6,300 people, of all ages and backgrounds, are helping to meet local needs, strengthen communities, and increase civic engagement through national service in Tennessee. Pictured: The mayors pose for a picture with the community volunteers honored and Vol State students, faculty and staff.