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Garretson, Richardson honored as Volunteers of the Year
Barbara Garretson, left, and Carol Ann Richardson are honored by RSVP on Wednesday as the organizations Co-Volunteers of the Year.
At a banquet where roughly 100 volunteers were treated to lunch for their year-long service, two were recognized for their exemplary efforts.The Retired Senior Volunteer Program honored Carol Ann Richardson and Barbara Garretson on Wednesday as its Co-Volunteers of the Year.Richardson is known for founding the Hope Center of Warren County, an organization that began after she started to visit inmates in jail.“When I left the jail, I thought ‘Now what?’” said Richardson. “What do we have for these people once they’re released? So I started the Hope Center with the idea of changing their thought process from one of destruction, to breaking free from all the stuff that’s holding them back.

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