The Press Newspaper
Volunteers to be honored
In celebration of National Volunteer Month, BPCH will honor their volunteers during a gala event April 22 at noon at Maumee Bay State Park, 1400 State Park Rd., Oregon.
In addition, the top 20 hours awards, and for the eighth consecutive year, the Volunteer Hero Awards will be presented at the event. The Volunteer Hero Awards are presented to those who consistently provided outstanding, courteous and kind service to patients, visitors, physicians and staff.
The volunteer services department at BPCH supports the mission and values of the hospital by maintaining an outstanding volunteer staff whose services augment those of the paid staff. They come from various ages and wide range of careers.
Volunteers can be found within numerous areas of the hospital, such the Beacon Gift Shop, outpatient surgery, information desk, materials management, human resources, emergency center, central sterile services, and various other department-based positions.
A distant relative of American author Mark Twain told stories and quips from his observations of our country. A slate of new officers were accepted, including President Lowell Krumnow; Vice President Nancy Pries; Winnie Chasteen, secretary; and Murlyn Schneider, treasurer.
The historical society received a $9,430 grant from Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca County Joint Solid Waste Management District to put a new recycled metal roof on the Heckman Log House.
For more information about the historical society or upcoming events, visit www.elmorehs.tripod.com. The next meeting will be held May 17 at 3 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
Various agencies will take the opportunity to thank and recognize volunteers for their community service. Guest speaker will be author and artist Kelly Croy, from Oak Harbor.
The keynote speaker was Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray. Master of ceremonies was Judge Kathleen Kiesler.