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Cobb seniors honored for community service on National Senior Citizen Day


The Senior Citizen Council of Cobb County celebrated National Senior Citizen Day by recognizing and honoring numerous community residents. These awards were granted to seniors who have actively engaged in a wide range of volunteer activities, spanning from food banks to senior centers. Additionally, the council commemorated its 50th anniversary during this event.

Commissioner JoAnn Birrell played a pivotal role in awarding the Outstanding Senior Citizens of Cobb County. She eloquently read proclamations that underscored the remarkable volunteer work carried out by each recipient.

Notable individuals who received these awards include Julie Bates, recognized for her contributions to the Harrison Cheerleading Booster Club and her leadership in multiple volunteer groups. David Bohanon was honored for his volunteer service in tax preparation, his founding of the East Cobb Senior Hikers, and his commitment to teaching driver safety classes for seniors. Carol Reed was commended for her dedication to Sweetwater Mission’s food pantry, Cobb Street Ministries, and Habitat for Humanity. Keith Smithberger received recognition for his valuable contributions to the Senior Wellness Center and West Cobb Senior Center. Rick and Joyce Cothran were cited for their volunteer work at Noonday Storehouse Food Pantry and their service in the Senior Sunday School Department at Piedmont Church.

Lastly, Barbara and Vernon Reddick received an award acknowledging their extensive and impactful volunteer work, while Connie Gorz was honored for her significant contributions to Cobb County Senior Services and her involvement with the peer-to-peer education group, previously known as the Retired Services Volunteer Program.


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