Governor to Honor Volunteers

DETROIT (AP) -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is paying tribute to volunteers who go above and beyond their call to service.

The Republican governor hosts the 2014 Governor's Service Awards Monday at Detroit's Gem Theatre. More than 40 finalists will be recognized in eight categories, and one winner in each category will be announced.

The event is held annually to honor volunteers for their exemplary service. It's coordinated by the Michigan Community Service Commission, the state's lead agency on volunteer efforts.

The 23-year-old commission says it has been granting more than $7 million in federal funds this fiscal year to local communities for volunteer programs and activities.