HAGERSTOWN -- Between them, the three "unsung heroes" honored Tuesday at the Community Foundation of Washington County's People's Choice Awards ceremony have spent more than 160 years volunteering in Washington County and served more than two dozen local organizations.
The Rev. Janice Dorsey, 80, of Hagerstown; J. Gilbert "Buss" Everline, 85, of Boonsboro; and Jerry Overdorff, 76, of Maugansville each were presented with a $5,000 endowment for the nonprofit of their choice in recognition of their long records of volunteer service.
"It's always so amazing that there are so many people in our community that do so much to improve the quality of life for all of us, and that they've done it for so long," said Brad Sell, executive director of the Community Foundation of Washington County.
The foundation received 36 nominations for the People's Choice Awards this year, program manager Kristy Smith said.
Dorsey has been volunteering since 1948 as a member of the Washington County Council of Churches, including 18 years as president, and has held volunteer roles in Washington County Girl Scouts, the Washington County Council of PTAs, the Lions Club of Halfway and other organizations.