Connie Leadham is the Columbia County Retired Senior and Volunteer Program (RSVP) Volunteer of the Month for April.

Leadham is one of many RSVP volunteers that staff the reception desk at the Columbia County Courthouse.

"She welcomes visitors with her warm smile, answers questions, and helps direct them where they need to go," according to a release from RSVP.

RSVP Honors

Pictured left to right are the 2018 Princess Patty St. John of St. Helens, 2021 My Fair Lady Princess Alice Long of Scappoose, Princess Roberta Leuer of St. Helens, Connie Leadham, Columbia County Commissioner Casey Garrett and Queen Lynn Shaw-Hayes of Vernonia.

The 2021 My Fair Lady court assisted in recognizing Leadham, along with Columbia County Commissioner Casey Garrett, 2018 MFL Princess Patty St. John, and 2016 MFL Queen Dena Chesney.

Leadham said she was very surprised to be recognized.

“It’s marvelous! I like to be out in the community and share a smile or a good word,” she said.

Leadham also shared her advice to other seniors that are thinking about volunteering in their community.

“Get out, get dressed, and go meet someone,” she said.

“You never know what type of friends you’ll make," RSVP’s Court House Team Leader Patty St. John said.

Leadham also volunteered for years with Community Meals helping to serve hot meals to anyone that was hungry or lonesome.

"Thank you, Connie, for always reaching out to help make others days a little brighter," the RSVP release states.

Columbia County Retired Senior and Volunteer Program (RSVP) is a nonprofit senior support organization located at 270 Columbia Blvd. in St. Helens. To reach the office, call 503-397-5655, or see RSVP's Facebook page at, www.facebook.com/columbiacountyrsvp.

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