Eight volunteers for Hospice Services of Lake County were recognized for outstanding service in 2014 at its annual volunteer appreciation luncheon on April 17, 2015. Laisné Hamilton for Patient Support; Madelene Lyon for Bereavement Support; Pat Brown for Clerical Support; Edna Harrison for service in the Lakeport Thrift Store; Lupe Costello for service in the Clearlake Thrift Store and Tonya Albright for service in the Middletown Thrift Store. Karl Parker and Carolyn Rubendall were each recognized for special services performed across various departments during 2014.
Awards were presented to each of the outstanding service volunteers in a manner reminiscent of a roast. Each volunteer’s supervisor regaled the crowd with a story or two about the volunteer before presenting the award. There was laughter and some tears, applause and cheers as the volunteers came forward to accept the awards.
Following the awards presentation, several baskets filled with goodies and a set of theater tickets were raffled off, giving all the volunteers an opportunity to win a prize.
The luncheon was held at the Buckingham Homeowner’s Association Club House and catered by Rosemary Martin and the staff of Rosey Cooks. A variety of volunteer opportunities are available through Hospice Services of Lake County. For more information, contact Hedy Montoya at 707-263-6222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.