Sunday, April 21, 2002

Good News: Party honors volunteers

        The 225 volunteers at Mother Margaret Hall Nursing Home, and Eldermount Adult Day Care, 5900 Delhi Road, and the Bayley Place Retirement Community, 990 Bayley Place, Delhi Township, logged a total of 25,346 hours of service last year. That is equal to about 12 full-time staff members.

        During National Volunteer Week, beginning today, the Sisters of Charity will honor the volunteers.

        Mary Kay Gilbert, communications director for the Sisters of Charity, said the theme this year is: “Volunteers: A Gift to the Community.”

        “We celebrate this week every year,” Ms. Gilbert said. “We have volunteers come at different times and do different things. Many are elderly sisters who have retired and come back to volunteer their time. Many are lay people and we get a lot of students during the summer.”

        There are 185 residents at the Bayley Place Retirement Community, 100 at Mother Margaret Hall Nursing Home and 40 at the day care center.

        “Volunteers will come in, visit them, feed them and take them on trips,” Ms. Gilbert said.

        The volunteers will be honored with a luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Bayley Place Enrichment Center.

        Managers will become volunteers, helping to set up for the celebration and cleaning up after the event.

        Each volunteer will be presented with a gift as the dessert is being served. The program will end with a 20-minute slide show featuring all volunteers, their years of service and the departments where they volunteered.
        The Third Annual 100 Men Cooking event will be 7 p.m.-12:30 a.m. April 27 at Rockdale Temple, 8501 Ridge Road, Amberley Village, to raise funds for the West End Health Center's Capital Campaign.

Aside from culinary treats, there will be an art auction, live jazz and dancing. The West End Health Center is sponsoring the event.

        For more information, call Carol Daniels at 621-2727, ext. 200.

        Fourteen students at St. Henry District High School, Erlanger, have been inducted into the National Honor Society's St. Thomas Aquinas Chapter.

They are juniors: Elizabeth Dietz, Sarah Foltz, Melissa Kroger, Natalie Thelen, and Anna Tsora. Sophomores are: Lindsey Bungenstock, Shannon Depenbrock, Emily Eismann, Stephanie Lenhof, Ashlee Lonnemann, Ashley Merkle, Elise Montgomery, Sean Pillai and Andrea Santoro.

        Sharon Meyerrose, moderator for the St. Henry National Honor Society, said the students were inducted based on leadership, community service, character, and scholarship.

        Allen Howard's “Some Good News” column runs Sunday-Friday. If you have suggestions about outstanding achievements, or people who are uplifting to the Tristate, let him know at 768-8362, at or by fax at 768-8340.


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