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Volunteers save County $74,000 in 2010

George Mason. The oldest member of the Smith County volunteer group at 95-yrs-old George Mason. The oldest member of the Smith County volunteer group at 95-yrs-old

TYLER, TX - A group of volunteers saved Smith County tax payers just over $74,000 in unpaid labor hours in 2010, Smith County Volunteer Coordinator Alicia Armstrong announced this week.

The group of 27 Smith County volunteers provides a variety of services for various departments, including converting paper records to electronic files, clerical work, staff support and archiving for the Sheriff's department, Commissioners Court, Justice of the Peace Offices and many more.

In the month of December alone, Smith County volunteers logged a total of 321 hours at a value of $6,692 to the County. Since the Smith County volunteer program began in 2009, volunteers have put in more than 4,700 hours at an estimated value of $99,000 to Smith County.

The oldest member of the volunteer group, 95-year-old George Mason, leads the volunteers in most work hours logged, just over 600 at the end of 2010.

Smith County is currently searching for volunteers interested in working at the Constable/Justice of the Peace Office, Pct. 4 in Winona. For more information on how to volunteer for this position or any volunteer service for Smith County, contact Volunteer Coordinator Alicia Armstrong at 903-590-2786.

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