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UIS Honors Local Volunteers

UIS recognized around 60 people, organizations, and businesses during its eighth annual Good As Gold Awards ceremony. (WRSP)

The University of Illinois Springfield showing appreciation to volunteers in the capital city.

UIS recognized around 60 people, organizations, and businesses during its eighth annual Good As Gold Awards ceremony.

Organizers tell us the goal is to honor volunteers across the area who are willing to give back without expecting anything in return.

"Things wouldn't happen without volunteers and people just giving of their time and there are some places that maybe wouldn't have their doors open, certain nonprofits and certain agencies, if it wasn't for the volunteers," said Mark Dochterman, UIS Volunteer & Civic Engagement Center.

The honorees included teenagers, college students, and some volunteers who have been giving back for decades.

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