A Cup of Kindness was the theme of the Farmington Presbyterian Manor annual volunteer banquet held April 23 at the Presbyterian Church. The evening began with a dinner buffet prepared by the Manor’s dietary staff. A guitar and steel drums duo from the MAC Jazz band and Pantheon Steel Drums entertained the audience of volunteers, their guests and Manor staff.
To complete the evening Jane Hull, Executive Director and Teresa Pinkley, Volunteer Coordinator, recognized approximately 125 volunteers for their dedication and kindness given to the residents during the past year. These volunteers perform a wide variety of tasks and talents. Whether it is leading the worship services, delivering mail, spending one on one time reading or visiting, performing music, serving on the advisory board, working in the gift shop or shopping for residents’ needs, these generous people add so much to the residents’ lives.
Two outstanding volunteers received Presbyterian Manor’s Volunteer of the Year award. Manor resident Mayme Worley was chosen 2009 Resident Volunteer of the Year. Mrs. Worley spends countless hours in the gift shop and recently took on additional hours when a friend became ill. The 2009 Community Volunteer award was presented to Connie Hurst. Connie delivers mail and shops for the residents weekly.
Robert Manley was given the Distinguished Service Award for his 10 years of service on the Advisory Board and his efforts during the annual Good Samaritan Fundraiser campaign.
The final award of the evening was presented to Dr. Carol Willman. Dr. Willman received the Manor Ambassador award for her vision and then completion of the lovely Manor chapel, which provides families a quiet place in time of need.
Volunteering at Presbyterian Manor is rewarding. If you are interested in giving your gift of time to the residents, call Teresa Pinkley, volunteer coordinator at 756-6768.
Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America is a not-for-profit, faith-based organization with 17 active living and wellness communities in Kansas and Missouri. Celebrating its 60th year of serving seniors with quality housing options and services, Presbyterian Manors is one of the oldest and largest groups of not-for-profit communities in the nation.