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Volunteers recognized at annual awards banquet

On April 11, we celebrated and recognized the 65 volunteers who selflessly give their time and energy to our community every day. The event started with a delicious meal prepared by our dining services department and included entertainment by Stormy Bennett.

Teresa Pinkley, volunteer coordinator, shared her appreciation with a speech and handed out a certificate and small gift to all volunteers. Two volunteers also were recognized for their contributions to our community.

2019 Community Volunteer of the Year: Cora Dell Johnson

Cora Dell has been volunteering at Presbyterian Manor for 23 years. She is an ombudsman for the community. She speaks on behalf of others. She spends numerous hours a month visiting with our residents listening to any concerns they may have. She then seeks to resolve any issues within the community.

2019 Community Volunteer of the Year: Kathy Crocker

Kathy is a special individual who truly is an essential part of her community. She plays the piano for two area church services each Sunday morning and she delivers Meals on Wheels. We are blessed by her talent as she leads a bell chime group each Wednesday at Presbyterian Manor. The lovely music rings through our halls for the residents to enjoy.

Thank you to all the volunteers who give so much to our community. We appreciate you!

PHOTOS: At the very top on the right are Kathy Crocker, her mother, and resident volunteer Sally Lorch, while on the left, top, are Diane Dickerson and Mark Henry. Diane uses her volunteer hours to do crafting lessons with residents. Below their photo are Donna Leftridge and Phyllis Wigger. Phyllis’ volunteer duties include preparing the monthly newsletters for mail.

Top, left: Cora Dell Johnson receives the 2019 Community Volunteer of the Year award. Cora Dell has volunteered at Presbyterian Manor as an ombudsman for more than 20 years.

Next, right: Kathy Crocker receives the 2019 Community Volunteer of the Year award. Kathy leads the bell chimes group at Presbyterian Manor, which comes weekly and fills the halls with angelic music.

Bottom, left: Hospice volunteers Judy Weiss (standing) and Donna Young and her husband. Judy and Donna volunteer with Heart and Soul Hospice.

Next, right: Diane Will presents Ora Bennett with her certificate of appreciation. Ora volunteers as a “merry mender” who sews and repairs clothes for other residents.

At the very bottom are Larry and Regina Bodine. Larry is a volunteer pastor at Presbyterian Manor’s weekly services.

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