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Community Services recognizes senior center volunteers

On June 19 at the McFaul Activity Center in Bel Air, the Harford County Department of Community Services' Office on Aging honored volunteers during the annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony.

More than 120 volunteers were recognized for donating more than 6,400 hours of service to the six senior activity centers and the Office on Aging in 2012. Volunteers perform various duties such as teaching classes, processing registrations, data entry, front desk reception and greeters, nutrition assistance, programming assistance and much more. Mary Ann Lynch was specially recognized for having the highest number of hours volunteered in 2012, a total of 278 hours.

"Each of our volunteers has unique gifts to share and they greatly contribute to our centers," Director Elizabeth S. Hendrix said. "They each play an essential role in the success of our programs and activities."

For more information on the Harford County Office on Aging and the senior activity centers, visit

For more information on volunteering opportunities of all kinds in Harford County, citizens can contact Volunteer Harford. Volunteer Harford receives many requests throughout the year seeking volunteers for single events such as festivals, cultural events and expos. Many of these events are held for one day or a few days so volunteers don't necessarily have a long commitment. Plus, these events are fun and rewarding with many offering their volunteers something extra. Visit or call 410-638-3389 to learn more.

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