Hospice thanks volunteers

Hospice thanks volunteers

Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care recently honored its volunteers with an appreciation drive-thru at Waterlife Church in Lenoir. Pictured are Casey Barlow, a Caldwell Hospice nurse, and volunteers Jo Ann and Bruce Cornett. Approximately 80 people (and a few pet therapy friends) attended the annual event, which included freshly popped popcorn, cold drinks, a gift bag filled with goodies, and grateful greetings from Caldwell Hospice staff members. Hunter Hartley and Alyssa McLean provided music as the volunteers drove through the celebration. Caldwell Hospice recognized volunteers for years of service including six long-time supporters who together have given a combined 165 years of service to the organization. June Dawkins, Judy McLean and Tamra Starnes were each recognized for 30 years of service; Laura Hammerick, Lucy Lowe and Janet Swanson for 25 years of service each.