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      Upper Peninsula woman honored by governor for volunteering

      Yvonne Clark talks to TV6 and FOX UP in July 2010 after the International Food Fest in Marquette.

      The 2013 Michigan Senior Volunteer of the Year award winner is from Upper Michigan. On Tuesday night in Grand Rapids, Governor Rick Snyder presented Yvonne Clark of Negaunee with the award.

      The annual Governor's Service Awards recognize individuals, organizations and a business that volunteer and take action in their communities.

      Yvonne has been volunteering for a long time. Among her many efforts, she's been active in the retired and senior volunteer program since 1994, logging 9,000 hours of service. Yvonne is also a dedicated volunteer for other community initiatives, including the senior-based crime prevention program, TRIAD. Yvonne helps organize the annual National Night Out events.

      She has also saved three lives through the Marquette County Life Tracker program that helps recovery wandering people with Alzheimers and Autism. Also, Yvonne has trained in emergency rescue and survival skills through the Marquette County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).

      To learn more about the other 2013 Governor's Service Award winners, visit

      Congratulations, Yvonne, from TV6 and FOX UP.