Hannibal, MO (WGEM) — A retired Hannibal High School teacher continues to give back to her community, and was honored for her work on Monday.
Kim Ahrens was awarded Volunteer of the Year at Hannibal Regional Auxiliary’s Service Awards Luncheon.
“I am basically overwhelmed right now,” said Ahrens. “I certainly did not expect to be name volunteer of the year. There’s a room full of people out there who all deserve this much more so than I.”
She has served over 2,200 hours since 2013 through volunteering at things like the reception desk, the Caring Cup, Project Community Connect.
“If I have helped somebody do anything or smile or have given them hope for the day that my job is complete,” said Ahrens. “I have done a good job, I have done what I was put on this earth to do.”
The President’s Call to Service Awarded was given to Nancy Cruse, who has been apart of the auxiliary for 19 years.