"You are a Treasure" was the theme at Northwest Senior Center's Annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony, held April 22 at the Up River Road facility to honor those who volunteer at the center.

Volunteers received appreciation certificates, wrapped gifts and a catered dinner with a special drawing for door prizes.

The recognition dinner was held in conjunction with the center's 13th anniversary.

Superintendent Elsa Munoz, Senior Services Supervisor Lisa Oliver, NW Senior Center Supervisor Ninfa Chavera, NW Administrative Assistant Lena Herrera, and Center Maintenance Worker Joe Lopez served the volunteers a barbecue dinner provided by the Site Council.

"We have 52 Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) workers here (at NW Senior Center). Today we are recognizing all of our volunteers for the hard work that they have done here in the past year," Site Council President Loretta Lawhon said. "We do this yearly to show them how much we appreciate all the hard work they do throughout the year."

RSVP Senior Volunteers do many jobs in the center. They serve on the Site Council (the center's planning committee), serve lunches daily, wrap silverware, clean tables, cook and serve Wednesday breakfasts, sell soft drinks, hold Red Hat luncheons monthly, work on fund raising projects such as the annual Fall Festival, hold monthly birthday parties and host other events.

NW Senior Center is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, to adults 50 and older. Lunch is served daily at 11:30 a.m.

For additional information contact Roberta Wymore at (361) 726-1881 or (361)241-7434.