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Kathy Orr is cited for being Coffee County’s Governor’s Volunteer Star Award. From left are former Congressman Van Hilleary, Orr and Miss Tennessee Volunteer 2019 Kerri Arnold.

A Tullahoma resident has been honored for her volunteer work in Coffee County.

Kathy Hill Orr was one of many recipients of the 2019 Governor’s Volunteer Star Awards for her volunteer service to the Coffee County and Tullahoma.

The Volunteer Star Awards is an event hosted by Volunteer Tennessee in Franklin to recognize exceptional volunteers from each of the 95 counties in Tennessee. Participating counties have a call for nominations to recognize one youth and one adult volunteer for their service in their county. The Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards also recognize one business and one non-profit from each of Tennessee’s three Grand Regions for their community involvement and service.

Orr is involved in many volunteer programs and raises money for non-profits in Coffee County while working full time as Relocation Director for Weichert Realtors. Some of her work includes being a volunteer for 15 years with the Horseplay Luncheon by raising funds to offer horseback riding opportunities for individuals with special needs.

Orr was also recognized for co-chairing Light Up South Jackson, which was the renovation of South Jackson Civic Center in Tullahoma. Some of her other efforts include providing volunteer assistance with Coffee County’s Headstart Program for their annual coat project and participating in the Alzheimer’s Association’s local walk.

Orr was cited for having “a huge heart and truly wants those in need to have better lives.”

According to their website, Volunteer Tennessee’s vision is to have Tennessee be “the national leader in the promotion of volunteerism, community service initiatives and partnerships in which its citizens of all ages and backgrounds engage in services addressing the educational, public safety, environmental and other human needs of the state and nation.” Their mission is to encourage volunteerism and community service.

Kyle Murphy may be reached at kmurphy@tullahomanews.com.

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