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Bussing honored

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Brazil resident Kathy Bussing (right) displays a certificate she earned for volunteer hours at the Clay County Senior Citizen's Center, 120 S. Franklin St., Brazil, along with center nutrition director Vickey Rudd. [Order this photo]
Kathy Bussing just likes to volunteer.

However, she never realized she could be honored for her volunteering.

Earlier this month, the lifelong Brazil resident received a Volunteer of the Year certificate for volunteer work at the Clay County Senior Citizen's Center, 120 S. Franklin St., Brazil.

"I was very surprised," Bussing said. "I wasn't really ready for that."

The West Central Nutrition Program, through the West Central Economic Development District, awarded the certificate.

According to center nutrition director Vickey Rudd, Bussing was the only volunteer in the area who put in the required amount of hours to qualify for the certificate.

"We're just proud to have her here volunteering," Rudd said.

Bussing has been volunteering at the center for approximately 25 years. She helps Rudd with duties in addition to waiting on individuals.

Senior Center Director Sharon Brown said Bussing is very deserving of the honor.

"She's very dedicated," Brown said. "She's here every morning before I get here. She's very reliable."

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