[April 12, 2014]
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According to Tipton, there are
more than 40 volunteers who give their time and talents to St.
and its residents. She commented that what they offer of
themselves is priceless, and it means more than they will ever know
to the residents as well as the staff.
Not all the volunteers were
available to attend the Monday meal, but they still nearly filled
the chapel at St. Clara's. Among those present were Karen Birnbaun, Mary Fuller, Joyce Grimsley, Eleanor Gunderman, Sandi
Hall, Shirley Klink, Ruth Post, Lyle Read, Phyllis Read, Toni
Reifsteck, Sandy Sanders, Marilyn Schneider, Becki Shreves, Mary
Ellen Thorton, Lillian Twist, Mary Welch and Sandy Wilmert.
Before dessert was served,
Tipton spoke to the group and then announced the volunteer of the
year. She began by describing the person, and it only took a
couple of hints for everyone to know it was Joyce Grimsley, except
Grimsley came forward and
accepted the plaque presented by Tipton. She commented that
she was surprised to be the one chosen and thought there were many
in the room who deserved the recognition. She thanked Tipton
and everyone else before returning to her seat.
Immediately afterward, the
hostesses sliced up a cherry-lime cake with tons of lime-green
frosting. Of course the first piece was served to the
volunteer of the year.
Pictures by Nila Smith