Volunteer banquet gives thanks to those who give of themselves

Linda and Denny McLane were two volunteers honored at the annual luncheon. They hold a weekly Bible study for the residents. Linda does resident shopping on a weekly basis.

Linda and Denny McLane were two volunteers honored at the annual banquet. They hold a weekly Bible study for the residents. Linda does resident shopping on a weekly basis.

On April 19, the community held its annual volunteer banquet, recognizing individuals who selflessly donated their time and talents to help meet the needs of PMMA residents over the past 12 months.

Irene Gillespie delivers mail. Millie Bradley helps with various volunteer tasks. Carol Bloom does the resident shopping on a weekly basis.

Irene Gillespie delivers mail. Millie Bradley helps with various volunteer tasks. Carol Bloom does the resident shopping on a weekly basis.

The theme for this year’s event was “Being a Blessing,” READ MORE

Pat Shoemake’s country roots prepared her for worldly adventures

Pat Shoemake, portrait, and Pat in Guam, where she lived for two and a half years in military housing

Pat Shoemake, portrait, and Pat in Guam, where she lived for two and a half years in military housing

While she grew up clerking the family’s country store, selling groceries and pumping gas, resident Pat Shoemake had no idea how her life in the small community of Rondo would prepare her for a life traveling the world.

The country store that Pat's parents owned. Pat worked there throughout her childhood.

This is the country store that Pat’s parents owned. Pat worked there throughout her childhood.

“I grew up in our family’s READ MORE