The Prince William County Salvation Army hosted an appreciation reception dinner on April 28, to honor volunteers, at the Old Bridge United Methodist Church in Lake Ridge.
Rebecca Barnes, publisher of Prince William Living, was the Master of Ceremonies, and Major George Hackbarth and Captain Robin Hackbarth presented awards to organizations and individuals that have helped the Salvation Army through the years.
“We do this once a year, just to tell everybody ‘thank you’ for what you do for the community, and the Salvation Army,” said Major Hackbarth.
The following are awards received and recipients:
Past Chairman Award, John Walvius
Outstanding Service Award, Diana Paguaga
Volunteer of the Year Award, George Brown Sr.
‘Second Mile’ Fundraising Award, Manassas Rotary Club
Community Partnership Award, I-95 Business Parks Management
Bell Ringer Award, Old Bridge United Methodist Church
‘Doing the Most Good Award’, Akwasi Tweneboa-Kodua
According to Barnes, the Manassas Rotary Club has raised more money during the Kettle Bells and Angel Tree fundraisers for the Salvation Army than any other group.
“They collected $15,114.44 – the most money ever collected by one group at Christmastime [for the Salvation Army],” said Barnes.