Gov. Neil Abercrombie, left, and state Rep. Clift Tsuji, right, sit beside Outstanding Older American Award recipient Shirley Ito during her award celebration at the Hilo State Building on Friday afternoon. The award is given annually to one male and one female in four counties in the state of Hawaii for their volunteer efforts within their communities. Ito volunteers with Hui Okinawa and serves on the organization’s board of directors. She has worked with the ARC of Hilo and Lions Club.