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Today volunteers of the William G. Truesdale Adult Dentention Center of Alexandria were honored for their services to inmates. The volunteers received awards at an 11:00 a.m. ceremony and enjoyed a luncheon with homemade lasagna, homegrown green beans, garlic bread, salad and apple and cherry pie. The luncheon was held at Fine Arts Center of First Baptist Church in Alexandria.

"You are a blessing to each life that you touch and for this, we thank you," said Sgt Deborah Vaughan, the Mistress of Ceremony, to the volunteers during her welcome address.

The volunteers provide many services for the inmates on a daily and weekly basis, including mentoring, church services, Bible classes, computer learning, and various educational classes. There was a video presentation at today's luncheon with photographs from various volunteer services and thank you messages from several inmates.

"I appreciate all of the volunteers. If it wasn't for you all, we wouldn't have the knowledge we need to better ourselves," said one William G. Truesdale Adult Dentention Center inmate.

Today was all about honoring the 60 volunteers of the Alexandria Sheriff's Office jail. During lunch the volunteers listened to keynote speaker John Porter, educator and ACT for Alexandria executive director. The luncheon concluded with a presentation of certificates and tokens of appreciation by Sheriff Dana Lawhorne.