Pastor Bill Peterson, longtime Hospice Chaplin in Herington, was the featured speaker for the evening.
Hospice of Dickinson County Volunteers enjoyed good food, laughter and volunteer appreciation at the Hospice Volunteer Banquet, held November 6 at the First Presbyterian Church in Abilene.
Volunteers and their spouses, quilters, and Hospice staff members gathered together for a meal catered by Mr. K’s Farmhouse. Jo Royer, Hospice Board President, introduced the board, and Carol Whitehair introduced staff and special guests. Eunice Stubbs gave a history of the Quilters Guild contribution to our Hospice program. 80 quilts have been donated to Hospice this year.
Pastor Bill Peterson, longtime Hospice Chaplin in Herington, was the featured speaker for the evening. “Whoever Said ‘Laughter is the Best Medicine!’ Was So Right!” Pastor Bill led the group celebrating the gift of humor, laughter and play. “We all left the evening feeling happy and joy filled!” Hospice Volunteer Director, Debbie Bielefeld said.
Hospice volunteers recognized for their years of service were, Sharon Darling and Julie Freeman, 15 years; Dean Holdsworth, 20 years; and D’Anne Gugler, 25 years. Pastor Bill, who is moving out of the state, was also recognized for his years of service with Hospice.