Richmond County Hospice thanks volunteers

Neal Watkins named Volunteer of the Year

Special to The Pee Dee Post

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ROCKINGHAM — More than 150 people attended the annual Volunteer Banquet at Richmond County Hospice in Rockingham.

This year’s theme was “Volunteers Make a World of Difference.” The theme gave the Volunteer Planning Committee the idea to have the volunteers “travel around the world” for an international food experience.

Submitted photo Neal Watkins was recognized by Richmond County Hospice as the Mary Heavner Volunteer of the Year.

Submitted photo
Neal Watkins was recognized by Richmond County Hospice as the Mary Heavner Volunteer of the Year.

Food samples from a number of countries were enjoyed, including Japan, China, Mexico, America, Ireland and Italy. Each table was beautifully decorated with local country items, the country flag and a sampling of recipes/food and drinks from each country.

After the volunteers sampled the international buffet, they experienced the Mexican Old Man’s Dance by the DeAguilar Family and a performance from the Mime Team from the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Youth Group.

Near the end of the evening, awards were announced. The following individuals were recognized for their talents and gift of time.

* Special Events Award — Richmond County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard,

* Non-Clinical Award — De’zha Jones

* Teen Award — Jenna Staub

* Business Award — Lowe’s Heroes

* Patient Care Award— Angela Davis

* Professional Volunteer Award — Tavares Bostic

* Board of Directors Award — Lynn Clewis

* Rookie of the Year — Sherry Edwards

* The Mary Heavner Volunteer of the Year Award — Neal Watkins

* Mary Heavner was recognized for her years of service

* Steve Crews was recognized for six years of board service

Richmond County Hospice is thankful to Lisa O’Neal, volunteer coordinator; the Volunteer Planning Committee; Watson-King Funeral Homes and Richmond County Memorial Park; Mt. Olive Baptist Church; the DeAguilar Family, the Mime Team, members of Richmond Senior High School National Honor Society and all the volunteers for making this a very special evening.

As quoted by Winston Churchill, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

Filed in: Announcements, Latest Headlines, News, Rockingham

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