Volunteer appreciation night held at Monette Manor

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Monette Manor hosts volunteer appreciation night

Monette Manor honored volunteers at the meet and greet barbecue night on Tuesday.

In conjunction with National Nursing Home Week, Monette Manor hosted a meet and greet barbecue last Tuesday night welcoming visitors and volunteers.

Marla Layne, administrator, welcomed all of the volunteers and expressed her appreciation to them for giving their time and talents to the residents throughout the year.

National Nursing Home Week started on Mother's Day and activities continued throughout the week.

Wendy Carpenter, activity director, offered her appreciation to everyone.

"It is my job to provide entertainment for our residents at Monette Manor," Carpenter said. "I could not do that without the help from the wonderful people of this community. Some share their God-given talents to sing, dance, or play musical instruments. They share their ability to speak the Word of God to those who are no longer able to attend church outside of the facility. Volunteers also brighten someone's day with small gifts, or those who make time to sit and talk. Let me not forget the volunteers who are always willing to drop everything to help us in a time of crisis. One person can make a difference in the quality of life for our residents. I want to thank each of you."

Volunteers were recognized and presented tee shirts. Among those were Ricky Copeland, Robert Chambers, Wesley Davis, Kelly Davis, Janye Davis, Rodger Roush, Danny McCormick, David Price, David Beigle, Pee Wee Thomas, Bill Perry, Bud Dudley, Rusty Bird, Linda Samply, Jerry Reed, Betty McCollum, William Piercy, Millie Wimberley, Martha Baldridge, Norma Gathright, Genevieve Lane, Mark Tayler, Dave Pearson, Richard David, Doyle Coffey, Eva Coffey, Sue David, James King, Byron Sparkman, Freda Matheny, Sue Steed, Kevin Stewart, Teresa Greer, Becky, and line dancers, Pat Cosbee, Linda Morris, Charolette Fletcher, Barbara Hardy, Charles Ellison, Jim Morgan, Denise Morgan, Louise Hopper, Sheila Weaver. Other volunteers included the members of the AAA Chords.

Members of the BIC softball team, Coral Burke, Erin James, Brittany Fowler, Brittany Stockton, Jodiee clay and Callyn Bird, helped serve the meal.

Layne also recognized Marsha Chambers of Century Link and Holly Quarter of Liberty Bank for their help throughout the year.

The staff and volunteers at Monette Manor made National Nursing Home Week, May 13-18, a great success with daily activities for the residents.

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