The annual volunteer Appreciation Dinner was held on Tuesday, April 17, with 50 guests attending. The theme was roses and it carried throughout.
The following pins were awarded:
Five years: Gary Sundre, driver
Marianne Connelly, music
Bridget Lawson, music
Ten years: Pam Christensen, gardener
Pat English, Benet Hall
Twenty years: Pat Gentry, Benet Hall
Lillian Horvath, Benet Hall
Scott Junkert, music
Beck Urbanski, music
We are so grateful for all our volunteers who gave us a total of 2,311 hours of service this year.
Iain MacGillivray, who graduates this year from The College of St. Scholastica, played music and several songs on different instruments, all native to Scotland, his homeland. For the fourth year in a row he led the volunteers from the Chapel to the Dining Room playing his bagpipe, always a thrill.
Several Sisters provided the entertainment with their singing of “Sandyland,” a song about building your house upon a rock. The Sisters wore hard hats and work belts and carried hand tools such as shovels, saws, levels, and hammers, and they were a big hit. Sister Lois closed the program with a thank you to Sister Mary Rae Higgins, Director of Volunteers, for planning the event.