Vonderlieth Living Center annual volunteer luncheon

honors those who give freely of their time and talents

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[April 20, 2012]     Send a link to a friend

The Mount Pulaski Vonderlieth Living Center annually treats all its volunteers to a beautiful and tasty luncheon in the large activity room.

This year's event was on Tuesday and was hosted by Vonderlieth director Jo Hilliard, activities director Pam McCarty, her assistant Michelle Tremaine and other members of the staff.

There is always a treat in store: this year, the rambunctious "Route 66 Quartet" out of Springfield's Land of Lincoln Chorus. Their parting song was Ricky Nelson's "Hello Mary Lou ... you passed me by one sunny day ... flashing those big brown eyes my way." Needless to say, a huge round of applause followed each and every song they rendered.

The hosts served a hot, delicious bacon-wrapped breast of chicken smothered in a tasty mushroom gravy, along with bacon-wrapped green beans, diced creamy potatoes,  iced tea and coffee. The meal was capped off with an elegant serving of a bottom-crusted gelatin dessert square topped with a strawberry half atop a dab of whipped cream.

The din of conversation offered by all the smiling and laughing volunteers at each table was proof enough of the success of this annual and grateful venture.

Story and photos provided by Phil Bertoni







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