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Published March 24, 2011, 04:02 PM

8th Annual Golden DOVS Awards

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - They are the best of the best. Some of the metro's finest volunteers are being honored for their service to our community.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

The 8th Annual Golden DOVS Awards were handed out to seven deserving volunteers, in Fargo. DOVS stands for Directors of Volunteer Services.

This is the only volunteer recognition event like this in our area. Agencies nominated 17 people. Of those, seven were chosen from six categories. Those being four age groups, and "for" and "not for" profit organizations.

NICOLETTE SCHAEFER-VRCHOTA - Golden DOVS Committee Chair: “Without the volunteers, a lot of the agencies would not be able to do the work that we do to serve our clients so definitely these volunteers are vital to our agencies.”

The 2011 Volunteer Coordinator is Gerri Leach, from the Salvation Army.