Laconia resident receives AARP Driver Safety Volunteer of the Year (106)

MANCHESTER — AARP New Hampshire honored nearly 60 volunteers at a celebratory luncheon held Thursday, October 31 at the Manchester Country Club, including Charles "Allen" Gable of Laconia, Driver Safety Volunteer of the Year.

The most prestigious volunteer award, the Andrus Award for Community Service, was presented to Katherine "Kaye" Heffernan, a dedicated AARP volunteer and community leader from Nashua.

Others honored at the premier volunteer recognition were:

· Andrus Award Finalists: Kenneth Therrien, Litchfield and Greta Barnes, Salem.

· Advocacy Volunteers of the Year: Sherri Harden and Claira Monier, both of Goffstown

· Retired Educator of the Year: Marcia Walenta, Rye