Lois Halbur, another active volunteer member in the Yankton community, nominated Saunders for the award.
got to know Saunders
through 4H and said she
is deserving of the award. â€œHer caring nature extends from people to pets,â€� Halbur said. â€œShe's very musically gifted, family oriented and cares deeply about children and giving them a brighter future.
what I would consider an outstanding model for high quality, selfless volunteerism.â€� Halbur also nominated Saunders
received the United Way Volunteer of the Month Award.
was surprised to receive the Volunteer of the Month award and never dreamed she
would be named the Volunteer of the Year. â€œWhen they were announcing who would receive the Volunteer of the Year award, they listed numerous activities that everyone is involved with,â€� Saunders
said. â€œI was shocked to receive the award.â€� Halbur said she
was surprised to see how much work Saunders
does for many organizations. â€œShe could have spent the hours of volunteer service in so many different ways but she
spent it in selfless service for the betterment of our community and that was very inspiring to us,â€� Halbur said.
involvement with the Court Appointed Special Advocates For Children also inspired Halbur