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      Heartland RSVP volunteers recognized

      Heartland Retired and Senior Volunteer Program recognizes its volunteers during its 40th annual banquet.

      A Heartland organization thanks their volunteers for all the hard work they do.

      The Heartland Retired and Senior Volunteer Program or RSVP held its annual volunteer banquet at the Kirksville Moose Lodge Tuesday afternoon.

      About 270 volunteers were recognized for all the time and effort they put into their community service projects.

      It was also a big milestone for RSVP as it celebrated 40 years of serving the people of northeast Missouri.

      "It makes us feel like we are appreciated in the community. If we weren't appreciated if we didn't have the support of the community...we wouldn't be here. We believe members of the community, businesses, and volunteers believe in RSVP and what it offers to the community," said RSVP Director Pat Selby.

      State Representative Nate Walker also presented the RSVP Board with a certificate from the Missouri State House congratulating RSVP on its 40th anniversary.

      There were also awards and door prizes for the volunteers.