Outstanding Volunteers to be Recognized at Kearney Luncheon


LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Outstanding volunteers who have made substantial contributions in Nebraska will be honored at a luncheon in Kearney.

Nebraska First Lady Sally Ganem will present 10 ServeNebraska community service awards to volunteers on Friday. The event will be held at Kearney Country Club.

Ganem is chair of ServeNebraska, Nebraska's volunteering service commission.

Awardees are outstanding volunteers who make a difference in their Nebraska communities. Volunteer programs, groups and individual volunteers will be recognized.

Nebraska residents have high rates of volunteerism and community engagement. Nebraska residents volunteer more than 50 million hours of service every year, according to ServeNebraska.