First Lady Award given to local volunteer at OLOL

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 11:00pm

After spending hundreds of hours helping sick children, Ann Thomas is being recognized for her labors of love.

First Lady Supriya Jindal surprised the humble volunteer earlier today in the Children's Playroom at Our Lady of the Lake.

Thomas says she had no idea she was going to be honored. She said the last six years of just being able to spend her Wednesdays helping children there is a reward in itself.

“It's such a satisfying thing to do, because you're helping some children in a difficult time in their lives," stated Thomas.

A donation of several toys was made to the playroom in Thomas' honor. She was also given some generous gift cards to use for herself.

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