AARP Andrus Award given to Pine Bluff's Classie Green

Posted: October 29, 2017 at 2:07 a.m.

The Andrus State Award for Community Service was presented to Classie Green of Pine Bluff during the AARP Arkansas' annual Volunteer Summit held Oct. 11. The awards and volunteer appreciation luncheon was held in the ballroom of the Robinson Center.

The Andrus Award is the AARP's most prestigious award for community service and recognizes those who have made communities better and inspire others to volunteer. Green was nominated by her peers and selected from among 13 other nominees by a committee of AARP Arkansas volunteer leaders. After retiring she became involved with the American Red Cross, the local NAACP chapter and coordinates activities and programs in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Herman Satterfield of Russellville was presented with a distinguished service award. Satterfield began volunteering with the Senior Companion Volunteer Program in 1992 at the age of 71 and 25 years later is still volunteering at assisting elderly and disabled clients to remain in their homes.

Guests were welcomed to the luncheon by state President Charlie Wagener and the keynote address was given by state Sen. Joyce Elliott.

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