Mary Walkup receives 2019 Oats Volunteer of the Year.

Monroe County Volunteer of the year was awarded to Mary Walkup, of Monroe City, she has been a volunteer for Oats for more than 5 years.

The celebration was held at the Monroe City Nutrition Center.

Walkup was honored for all the help she has given by being a rider as well as reporter for the Monroe County branch. Walkup’s family, friends and other volunteers were present to join in celebrating her act of service to the community. Cake and punch was served for all in attendance. Walkup also received gifts and many cards.

OATS, a non-for –profit organization, shared that the volunteer program has been the heart and soul of the company since the beginning.

Today OATS transportation services range from taking toddlers to pre-school, getting people to work each day, taking patients to life-saving medical appointments, and taking seniors shopping. With a fleet of over 800 mini-buses, mini-vans and sedans, the organization serves more than 30,000 people annually. OATS is a public transportation system that is available to everyone, regardless of age, race, gender, color, religion, or national origin, and in fact serves a wide diversity of clientele. Today, OATS serve 87 Missouri counties with a wide variety of services.

For more information on services or how to become a volunteer contact Sheree Webb at (660)395-3041 or e-mail @swebb@oatstransit.org.


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