Vol­un­teer Week cel­e­brated on both sides of bor­der

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - New­port, VT

National Vol­un­teer Week cel­e­brates or­di­nary peo­ple do­ing ex­tra­or­di­nary things to im­prove com­mu­ni­ties across the na­tion. This one week high­lights the enor­mous con­tri­bu­tions that vol­un­teers make ev­ery day. The vol­un­teers at North Coun­try Hos­pi­tal are any­thing but or­di­nary! They show up rain or shine and work tire­lessly to serve the pa­tients and vis­i­tors in a mul­ti­tude of dif­fer­ent jobs.

To cel­e­brate National Vol­un­teer Week (April 21-27), North Coun­try Hos­pi­tal hon­ored its vol­un­teers by pre­sent­ing Cer­tifi­cates of Ap­pre­ci­a­tion and gifts at a din­ner pre­pared by the Food & Nu­tri­tion Depart­ment at the hos­pi­tal. Rhonda Bullis pre­pared the meal and served along with Ida Davio and Gary He­bert.

Pre­sen­ta­tions were made by Mer­ri­lyn Barry, Di­rec­tor of Vol­un­teers, and words of thanks were ex­tended by VPs Bill Per­ket and Sh­eryl Wash­burn. A mo­ment was taken to rec­og­nize the loss of 4 faith­ful vol­un­teers who died in re­cent months: Bill & Phyl­lis Arm­strong, Pat Place and Dick Dud­ley. Thanks were ex­pressed to El­win Brewer and Win & Lu Ham­mond who have re­tired from vol­un­teer du­ties. They will be missed. What are your skills and in­ter­ests? There are many ways that you can serve. Just call Mer­ri­lyn Barry at 334-3289 and find out about vol­un­teer­ing at North Coun­try Hos­pi­tal. North Coun­try Hos­pi­tal vol­un­teers at­tend­ing din­ner cel­e­brat­ing National Vol­un­teer Week are pic­tured: 1st row (L to R) Reg Alexan­der, Howie Geisel, Marie Nielsen, Con­nie Daigle, Janet Fon­taine, Betty La­har, Joyce Brigham. 2nd row (l to R) Win Ham­mond, Mel Fortin, Dianne Wil­son, Kate Kostan­ski, Rita Nye, Fay Val­ley, Pauline Tur­cotte, Judy Ma­goon. 3rd row (L to R) Jack Far­ring­ton, El­win Brewer, Woody Guyette, Joe Queenin, Carol Pepyne, Jim Mas­troianni, Lu Ham­mond, Sharon Omar, Lau­rie Cain, Dar­rel Ayles, Fred Wil­son, Juanita Fugere, Dennis Liddy.

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