Gary Cecil has been selected to receive the 2013 AARP Georgia Andrus Award for Community Service — the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service.

AARP Georgia selected Gary Cecil for his remarkable service, which has greatly benefited his community, supported AARP’s vision and mission and inspired other volunteers.

Gary Cecil has donated more than 1,000 hours to AARP Georgia community events, leading others through his unfailing dedication to improving life for those over 50. His work transcends ages, he recruits people from his community to give back, and he identifies opportunities where AARP can communicate its mission to the 50+ population, always with a friendly attitude that welcomes others to join in.

The award was formally presented to Gary Cecil at a ceremony on Oct.  30, at the Loews Atlanta Hotel in Midtown Atlanta.

“This award acts as a symbol to the public that we can all work together for positive social change,” says Barry Reid, President of AARP Georgia. “AARP has long valued the spirit of volunteerism and the important contributions volunteers make to their communities, neighbors, and the programs they serve.”

Recipients across the nation were chosen for their ability to enhance the lives of AARP members and prospective members, improve the community in or for which the work was performed, and inspire others to volunteer.

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