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Selecting an outstanding volunteer from among nearly 400 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center was difficult. Fay Yeates has been volunteering there for 22 years, giving more than 7,300 hours of service. This commitment is remarkable because Fay lives in Magna and each round trip is 42 miles.

Fay is knowledgeable, dependable and requires very little supervision. She does data input to track all the volunteer hours donated to the medical center. She prepares reports and coordinates volunteer activities of a Veterans Auxiliary in the state and performs many other tasks. According to Stephen Gish, director of volunteer services, the duties she performs and the time she gives are equivalent to one half-time employee.She is being honored not only for the time and length of service but for her warmth and friendliness.