The Gardens at Orangeville hosted its annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner; celebrating the spirit of giving back by recognizing 19 of its dedicated volunteers.
The dinner, which was held at Lucy’s Family Restaurant in Berwick, PA, was followed by an award ceremony with each volunteer being presented a Certificate of Appreciation.
Lorree Levulis, Administrator at The Gardens at Orangeville opened the event with a message of gratitude and thanks to this year’s group of volunteers, saying, “We are both honored and grateful for the friendship and dedication of our volunteers. They truly brighten the days of our residents and staff.”
Ms. Levulis remarks were followed by an introduction of the evening’s honored guest, Rep. David Millard (R-Berwick). “Volunteers are the lifeblood of our community,” said Rep. Millard, “I’m pleased to join The Gardens at Orangeville in recognizing those who donate their time to the residents in a variety of ways. It is heartwarming to see helping hands and hearts working together to make others’ lives enjoyable.”
Many of the volunteers encouraged others to join the effort. “I’ve been volunteering at The Gardens at Orangeville for over seven years now,” said Karen Hess, “I highly recommend it! We all have unique skills, talents and abilities – I play Pinochle, others tell jokes – why not share it with others!”