In 2014, 76 people volunteered 1,081 hours of their time to Smith County Juvenile Services.
April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month. During a lunch reception on Tuesday, the volunteers were recognized and thanked for their services.
In recognition of dedicated service, the Master Gardeners received the Betty Hayes Volunteer Service Award. Ms. Hayes was the first volunteer coordinator for Juvenile Services. She started 25 to 30 years ago and served until her death about a decade ago.