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Senior Services of Island County recognizes volunteers

Senior Services of Island County held its annual volunteer appreciation event and awarded volunteers with gift baskets and an evening of music and food. - --
Senior Services of Island County held its annual volunteer appreciation event and awarded volunteers with gift baskets and an evening of music and food.
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Senior Services of Island County held its annual volunteer appreciation event at the Greenbank Farm on April 19 to a record 170 attendees.

Cheryn Weiser, executive director, announced the four volunteers of the year: Larry Corradini, Jim Engstrom, Norma Taylor and Sherm Wortman.

The event theme was “SSIC Volunteers: A Work of Heart.” Maple Ridge Assisted Living in Freeland donated cheesecake with raspberry drizzle desserts, and Island Christian Academy students donated their time to serve all of the guests.

Well-known violinist Gloria Brennan donated the entertainment, which consisted of an assortment of spellbinding classical violin scores.

Volunteers received a ticket for door prizes to win one of several baskets of goodies, a table centerpiece, or donated gift certificates from Michael Hunter of Carole’s Barber Shop, Janet Ballard of Mane Stream Salon, The Goose Community Grocer and Linds.

In addition, volunteers each received the inaugural issue of The Volunteer Voice, SSIC’s new quarterly newsletter that features volunteers from each of SSIC’s programs and activities.

Each volunteer also received a coffee cup with the event slogan and SSIC logo stuffed with cocoa, candy, a bookmark and scroll.

Finally, each SSIC program director thanked and acknowledged the service and contributions from the many volunteers.

Headquartered in Langley, Senior Services of Island County is the largest nonprofit agency enriching and supporting the lives of Island County residents 50 years and older.

 

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