Laura Senter was recognized by the Grand County Council at their Tuesday, May 7 meeting for receiving the Silver Bowl award for her years of service to the Moab community. Front and center Jody Ellis RSVP Laura Center 2013 Grand County Silver Bowl Recipient. Left to right second row: Gene Ciarus, Pat Holyoak, Jim Nyland, Elizabeth Tubbs. Last row: Rory Paxman, Ken Ballantyne, and Lynn Jackson.

Silver Bowl recipient Laura Senter was recognized by the Grand County Council at their May 7 council meeting.

Each year, Volunteer Centers of Utah present a Silver Bowl Award to one outstanding volunteer in each of the state’s 29 counties.

Jody Ellis, the RSVP coordinator, said that Senter was nominated by five Moab organizations.

“She is an inspiration to our community,” Ellis said.

Senter is a member of the Delicate Stitchers Quilt Guild and has made hundreds of quilts she has donated to the community, such as the local hospice program, The Pregnancy Center and Love Bags for The Kids in Crisis Project for children who are removed from their homes for their safety.

Senter also makes quilts for the fire department to give to families who have lost homes. She also donates a quilt to the Grand Center to be raffled so that funds that may be received to support seniors within the community.

As a “fabric fairy” and a role model for others, Senter cuts and donates fabric to make quilt kits for other volunteers to sew into quilts.

“Laura has a big heart and an inspiration to our community. Her quietly behind the scenes loyal hard work, and dedication makes Moab a warmer and better place to live by her efforts in wrapping her loving and caring efforts up in quilts for those in need,” said Saina Carey, the chair of the Silver Board committee in Grand County.

She is a very active volunteer with RSVP and her church. Senter has cut and sewed almost one hundred horse heads for stick hobby horses for the children at the Moab Rodeo.

As a Community Church member, she has made meals for church members home from the hospital, as well as “Take Meals Program”, which provides meals to those in need. She makes salads and desserts for funeral luncheons held at the church and she coordinates and bakes cookies for the Church Cookie Exchange each December for shut-ins. She spends hours and hours packing and donating shoe-boxes filled with gifts for the Operations Christmas Child Project in October and November.

“On behalf of the council, we can’t fully express how important volunteerism is,” said council chair Gene Ciarus.