The Salt Lake Detention Center threw a party Monday for its 172 volunteers and passed out special awards to three women who have made an impact on voluntarism at the center.

Laraine Chamberlain was named Volunteer of the Year for her efforts on behalf of the detention center.Afton Affleck and Elaine Smart also were recognized for their volunteer work in directing other volunteers, said Joyce Stalnalker, who now coordinates both the religious and general volunteers.

Affleck was director of volunteers from 1958-63, then Smart held the position until 1967.

The center also presented certificates to all the volunteers who have been there for a year and gave a special prize to Jack Clayton, the man who traditionally solicits prizes for the group.