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April 29, 2013
Russ Reno, Communications and Legislative Services, (o) 402-471-8287, (c) 402-450-7318
YRTC-Geneva Recognizes Volunteers
Geneva – More than 70 local residents who volunteer at the Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center in Geneva were recognized for their service at a recent banquet, including 45-year volunteer Marilyn Christiancy.
She and her late husband, Clair, Jr., began volunteering at the YRTC and welcomed young women to their home for dinner and to attend church together, said Dan Scarborough, facility administrator. In addition, Marilyn currently serves on the YRTC’s Community Advisory Board.
Four volunteers were recognized for 10 years of service, including Jeanne Girmus, Glen Loontjer, Linda Nunns and Ginger Wilkins. Twenty-five persons were thanked for beginning their volunteer work at the YRTC in the past year.
Facility Administrator Dan Scarborough expressed his appreciation to the Community Advisory Board for giving their time to the youth and leadership for the benefit of the facility.
“Your commitment of time to this facility has been instrumental in educating, promoting and advocating for the YRTC-Geneva,” said Anita Haumont, volunteer coordinator. “You’ve also been instrumental in encouraging others to better understand the treatment programs and services we offer. Thank you.”
Attending the annual banquet were 134 volunteers, staff, family members, youth and guests, including Department of Health and Human Services Deputy Director of the Office of Juvenile Services Tony Green.   The theme for the evening was Barnyard Bash. Besides magician Gayle Becwar, who donated his time and talent, the youth were entertained earlier in the day with a petting zoo featuring a variety of farm animals.

YRTC Spring Banquet

Marilyn Christiancy, left, was presented an award by YRTC-Geneva Facility Administrator Dan Scarborough for 45 years of volunteer service at the Annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet.