Oskaloosa Care Center volunteers

Volunteers who help at Oskaloosa Care Center were honored Friday as part of National Volunteer Week. Volunteers honored with a cake and punch reception included Pastor Dwayne Poe, left, Grace Poe, Joyce Hoyt, Marilyn Louwsma, Phil Porter, Diana Fryer and Pat Resczenko. Not pictured: Yadira Kinkade.

OSKALOOSA — Eight volunteers who give their time to help residents of Oskaloosa Care Center were honored Friday as part of National Volunteer Week.

"All of our residents wanted to through a big party to thank all of our volunteers who come here weekly," Oskaloosa Care Center Activities Director Amy Lockard said.

Volunteers will sit with residents and the residents will read out loud a thank you message they wrote for the volunteers, she said.

There are eight full-time volunteers who come to Oskaloosa Care Center. They range from a pastor to a Vietnam veteran, Lockard said.

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