President to Honor Wichita Men for Volunteer Service

By: AP
By: AP
Two men from Wichita are going to the White House to be recognized by President Bush for their service.

U.S. President George Bush and his wife Laura wave during the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics opening ceremony in Beijing, Friday, Aug. 8, 2008. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, Pool)

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Two Wichita men are headed to the White
House.

President Bush tomorrow will host a reception in Washington,
D.C., for more than 650 volunteers and hold a ceremony on the South
Lawn recognizing the efforts of the USA Freedom Corps.

Among the honorees is Buddy Shannon and Alex Robinson. Bush has
already personally presented both Wichita men with their awards.

Shannon says receiving the president's Call to Service Award in
May has allowed him to speak to more people about volunteering and
increased membership in his volunteer group, Real Men, Real Heroes
of Wichita.

Robinson received his award for 17,000 hours of volunteer work
with the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Kansas.
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Information from: The Wichita Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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