Homer Alaska - Letters

Story last updated at 4:22 PM on Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Hospice applauds its volunteers

Many hands and hearts created an evening of delicious food and soulful music when Hospice of Homer celebrated our amazing volunteers at a recent appreciation dinner. Hearts were warm and faces were lit up in smiles as hospice took the opportunity to express gratitude to 50 dedicated volunteers who attended the dinner letting them know how much they mean to Hospice of Homer and the communities we serve. I want to again thank all of our volunteers: every one of you bring a unique gift to hospice and are much appreciated.

Volunteers are the heart and soul of Hospice of Homer.

I would also like to extend a thank you to the many community members and businesses that supported the event. Thanks to Jane Hodgdon and Mike Parrish from the Homer Elks Lodge; the upper level dining room of the lodge was donated for the evening. The space looked lovely and inviting with decorations contributed by Ulmers Drug and Hardware. Thanks to worker bees Pam Breckingridge, Sandy Miller, Julie Shaw, Cathy McCarthy, Mike McCarthy, Gerri Barling, Timberlynn Hodgdon, Kathee Kiefer, and Jerry Olt for all their help. For the food, thanks goes to Safeway Food and Drug, Two Sisters Bakery, Fat Olives Restaurant, Caribou Family Restaurant and Kachemak Wholesale. The evening was topped off with lovely music generously provided by Sunrise Sjoberg and Tim Quinn; thanks, Sunrise and Tim.

If you would like to become a Hospice of Homer volunteer or would like more information about the free of charge services hospice provides, please call the Hospice of Homer office at 235-6899. Donations can be mailed to: P. O. Box 4174, Homer, Alaska 99603.

Darlene Hilderbrand, executive director

Hospice of Homer