HARVARD -- Janice Kennedy was presented the Appreciation Pin at the Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts annual meeting and volunteer recognition dinner held April 7 at the Castle of Knights Banquet and Meeting House in Chicopee.

The Appreciation Pin recognizes volunteers who have delivered outstanding service supporting the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and have helped GSCWM reach and surpass its strategic priorities in at least one geographic area, service unit or program delivery audience.

Janice is a leader-trainer, leader of two troops, troop consultant and event coordinator. Through Janice's guidance and leadership, girls have learned to give back to the community.

Other volunteers from Harvard who received service awards included: Alison Thornton for five years of service, Janice Kennedy for 25 years of service, and Liz Hawkes for 30 years of service.

Bolton residents receiving service awards included Jackie Blackmore for five years of service; Candy Bowe and Annette Casco for 15 years of service.

There were more than 350 people in attendance at the volunteer appreciation and awards evening organized by Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts.

For information regarding volunteering for Girl Scouts in your community contact volunteer@gscwm.org or 1-800-462-9100 Volunteerism Department.