A celebration of volunteers will be held Tuesday during the 2019 Appreciation Banquet at Manor of the Plains.

The banquet will feature special guest Miss Kansas Hanna Klassen, who will speak on her "Mind Matters" platform.

Cocktails will be served starting at 6 p.m., with dinner being served at 6:30 p.m. at Manor of the Plains, 200 Campus Drive in Dodge City.

Donors who, according to Manor of the Plains, support the community’s not-for-profit mission to provide quality senior services guided by Christian values, are invited to participate.

"We are so blessed," said Jacque Soltero, Manor of the Plain’s life enrichment director and volunteer coordinator. "We have a phenomenal volunteer program, and it’s growing."

The volunteers at Manor of the Plains go year-round, from leading a color book club to running basic errands for residents.

Manor of the Plains staff, volunteers and donors, will be treated to a meal, as well as given thanks and gifts of appreciation.

According to manor marketing director Kurt Lampe, Manor of the Plains’s volunteers gave many hours to the community and its residents over the past year.

"Manor of the Plains always appreciates our community donors, with a record amount being collected in our annual 2018 Angel Appeal during the Christmas season," Lampe said in a press release.

Klassen will be available to sign autographs at 5 p.m. at the west entrance of Manor of the Plains, 2410 Avenue A.

A student at Tabor College, Klaassen is pursuing a bachelor's degree in psychology with plans of receiving a master’s degree in family and dance/movement therapy.

For more information about Manor of the Plains in Dodge City, contact Lampe at 620-225-1928 or klampe@pmma.org.

To learn more about the mission, donate or become involved, go to giving.presbyterianmanors.org.

To contact the writer email vmarshall@dodgeglobe.com