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Help for Health Hospice celebrates St. Patrick's Day

Mar 25, 2013 - From staff reports

The Help for Health Hospice Home was the setting for a fun filled St. Patrick's Day party. The festivity was hosted by hospice volunteers. Patients, family and friends came together to celebrate the colorful tradition.

Food was served, from the traditional corned beef and cabbage, to miscellaneous vegetables and an array of desserts including green cupcakes. Attendees enjoyed a foaming green punch with mounds of ice cream on top. Volunteers and hospice representatives brought a special touch of humor to the afternoon wearing Irish hats and outfits. And a band of merry men performed, singing during dinner.

Organizers said volunteers are essential to the hospice program, making it possible for employees to care for the patients and complete the many tasks that make up their job descriptions. Volunteers interact with patients and family members in a social atmosphere, which is positive and necessary. Volunteers from Riverton, Lander and all of Fremont County were described as loving and caring, and a blessing to patients. Volunteers said they feel lucky to be part of the program.

Anyone interested in volunteering should call volunteer coordinator Cyndi Hamilton at 856-1206.

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