Shelby County RSVP Christmas Brunch set for Dec. 4

By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer

PELHAM – Senior adult volunteers who have made several major impacts in their community will soon be recognized for their volunteerism at the annual Volunteer Recognition and Christmas Brunch in Pelham in early December.

The Shelby County RSVP, which stands for Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, will present the Volunteer Recognition and Christmas Brunch on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 9 a.m. at the Pelham Civic Complex.

Each year, Shelby County RSVP invites community leaders to join them in honoring senior-adult volunteers who make a difference in their communities. This year’s event will recognize all members, some of whom have more than 30 years of service.

Many representatives from the community–including business leaders, mayors, county officials, and state legislators will be in attendance.

Beginning at 9 a.m., Mike Hurst Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra will kickoff the event, followed by an invocation by Manager of Shelby County Community Services Reggie Holloway, brunch provided by Christian Catering, a message from storyteller Sara Dubose and recognition of the senior volunteers.

Dubose, the storyteller for the event, is an award-winning author of five southern novels including “Where Hearts Live,” “Where Love Grows,” “Where Memories Linger,” “A Promise for Tomorrow” and “Uncharted Waters.”

The recognition ceremony will focus on volunteers with decades of service to their community by awarding individuals with awards such as the Star Award, Dynamic Duos, Positive Maturity Top 50 Over 50, Alabama Senior Citizens Hall of Fame and more.

The RSVP volunteers are part of a larger network of volunteers that together provide more than 200,000 hours of community service to Blount, Jefferson, Shelby and Walker counties each year.

Shelby County RSVP connects senior adults with meaningful volunteer opportunities in their communities. For more information, visit Positivematurity.org/rsvp.