Over 350 retired and senior volunteers and their guests were recently honored at a Christmas luncheon held at the Carson Nugget. The event paid tribute to the hundreds of volunteers who will provide over 120,000 hours of service to the community this year. Gladys Brister, an RSVP volunteer and retired Carson City sheriff’s deputy, was presented a special gift for her 32 years of service to the RSVP fairs. Brister was also recognized many times by the Western Fairs Association for her work in fairs. Special recognition was given to Carson City Toyota-Scion for sponsorship of the Fourth of July fireworks and RSVP Programs. The Nevada Appeal was acknowledged for publishing the weekly Volunteer Connection column.Kathy Hanson, RSVP and AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer, was honored for winning the Shining Star Award from the Nevada Caregivers Coalition as well as commendations from Sens. Reid and Heller, Gov. Sandoval and Rep. Amodei. RSVP would like to thank the following individuals and local businesses that donated gifts: Caf at Adele’s Restaurant and Lounge, Aloha Discount Wines & Liquors, AT&T Nevada, A Catered Affair, Applebee’s, Ben’s Fine Wines and Liquor, Benson’s Feed & Tack, Cactus Jack’s Casino, Carson City Toyota Scion, Carson Plaza Retirement Residence, Charley’s Grilled Subs, Chili’s, Costco, Denny’s, Distinctive Style Salon, Dream Dinners, El Aguila Real Mexican Restaurant, El Charro Avitia, Empire Ranch Golf Course, Freestyle Hair Salon, Gold Dust West, The Gold Hill Hotel, Grandma Hattie’s Family Restaurant, Great Basin Gallery, Greenhouse Garden Center, Houghton Jones Law Office, Home Depot, Philips Lifeline, Ming’s Chinese Restaurant, National’s Caf, Nevada State Museum, Port of Subs, San Marcos Grill, and Sharon Inman Jewelry.To learn more about volunteering or services provided to seniors by RSVP volunteers, call Tannis Causey at 775-687-4680 ext. 7.