Mayor Barbara Bender and Lisa Platt, director of Parks and Recreation, presented Earnestine Jones of Snellville with the 2022 Active Adult Center Volunteer of the Year Award, Monday.

“It’s because of volunteers like Ms. Jones that the city is able to provide such great events for our citizens,” said Mayor Barbara Bender.

Jones is involved at the center and volunteers regularly in many different areas.  She currently serves on the Advisory Committee representing the Travel Club.  After recently retiring from her full-time job she has helped tremendously with many of their events and activities.  In February, she coordinated the Black History Program which has become a huge success.  In addition, Jones has willingly stepped up to organize the Red Hat Society group, also known as The Royal Red Hatters of Snellville, by offering to serve as their queen. She has put in a multitude of hours organizing socials and programs for this fun group of ladies. 

The City of Snellville commended and acknowledged Jones for her extra-ordinary service to the Parks and Recreation Department by devoting her time and efforts to serving their citizens. 

“Snellville Parks and Recreation takes pride in serving all of our citizens and visitors, but our staff at the Senior Center love providing programs for our active adults to stimulate their mind, body and spirit,” Platt said. “SPRD staff are always looking for new programs and ideas, along with the steady favorites, to enhance the experience our members have at the center. Without dedicated volunteers like Earnestine, our staff would never be able to get it all done. Earnestine never questions a task we ask of her, she simply says ok and helps us in any way she can. She is an invaluable asset to our staff and to all our members.  We’re privileged to have her assist us as we serve our community, and we are forever grateful to her.”   

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