May 2, 2013 | Volume 43, No. 17

Thanks for Hospice volunteers

Thank you to whirlwind workers and community treasures, Mardell Gunn and Diz Kistler, for volunteering to once again organize, manage, and operate the annual Hospice of Haines Spring Rummage & Bake Sale. They, along with over 70 volunteers put in over 400 hours and raised about $9,000, about one-fourth of Hospice’s annual budget. They reduced waste in the community, recycled, and made a lot of generous givers and eager buyers very, very happy – all for a good cause. It may have been snowing outside (a first!) but inside the ANB/ANS Hall this weekend, there were plenty of warm smiles. On behalf of the board of Hospice, our deepest gratitude to all who gave, who helped, who bought, who baked, to the ANB/ANS, Acme Transfer, Howsers, Haines Home Building and Lutak Lumber and especially to Diz and Mardell and all of the volunteers. Once they’ve had a rest, perhaps we can get them to work on this weather? If anyone can make spring happen, Mardell’s merry band can.

Heather Lende

Hospice of Haines Vice President