January 22, 2021

Rapid City RSVP Recognizes Volunteers With Drive-By Event

This year's Rapid City RSVP Recognition Banquet was replaced with a drive-by event at the Moose Lodge, due to COVID precautions. This year's Rapid City RSVP Recognition Banquet was replaced with a drive-by event at the Moose Lodge, due to COVID precautions. (City Photo/Darrell Shoemaker)

RSVP RECOGNIZES HUNDREDS OF VOLUNTEERS 
FOR THOUSANDS OF HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE

COVID Precautions Cancel Annual Banquet

The Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Rapid City (RSVP) recognized hundreds of volunteers Friday (January 22) for their work with numerous community organizations in 2020. Due to COVID precautions, the annual recognition banquet gave way to a drive-by recognition where volunteers stopped in or drove by the Moose Lodge where they were greeted by RSVP Director Ann Hines.

Volunteers were provided with a hearty boxed recognition meal, a recognition certificate, program and a Starfish Pin with the Starfish Story.

Hines said despite the challenges of COVID this past year, hundreds of volunteers still provided thousands of hours of community service. Hines is hoping for a more traditional recognition event later this year or early next year. City Council member Ritchie Nordstrom and RSVP volunteers assisted with the food distribution.

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