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Spring Creek Correctional Officer honored for volunteer work

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Spring Creek Correctional Center CO III Brian Hutchison was named 2010 Volunteer of the Year by the Seward SeaLife Center for his work as a diver.
“Brian’s volunteer accomplishments are outstanding,” wrote Ian Dutton, the center’s President and CEO. “Brian has participated in over 60 dives which involve cleaning three unique 90,000, 102,000 and 120,000 gallon habitats as well as tending other divers to insure their safety while in the water. Volunteering with the dive department requires physical and mental strength as well as a keen sense of judgment, which Brian has consistently demonstrated. Currently, Brian has volunteered over 120 hours to improving the dive department. His generous volunteer contributions greatly benefit the SeaLife Center. As one of only two volunteer divers, Brian is truly dedicated to diving and to promoting the mission of the center. Brian is a great example of the positive impact that community members can have when supporting local organizations.”

PCC inmates create wreaths for Light of Hope auction

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Inmate volunteers from Palmer Correctional Center created 20 wreaths for donation to the Light of Hope Wreath Auction which is a fund-raiser for the 8th-annual Light of Hope event in April 2011, said PCC Superintendent Cindy Betts. Light of Hope is a volunteer organization which brings attention to National Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention month.The auction is runs Nov. 8-30 at the AT&T Sports Center in Palmer; the wreaths will be on display at the lobby, snack bar and track.