Returning Smiles to Volunteers
Laughter is an energizer and it was also the means to inspire more than 150 volunteers at this year’s Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. The event was held on April 25 and included a delicious dinner, lots of appreciative words and Joey Callahan, a comedian who has been seen on Comedy Central, ESPN’s “Lighter Side of Sports” and Fox TV.
According to Volunteer Coordinator Janelle Adams, “We love our volunteers so much. They give more than 1,000 hours each month to make resident life better. We wouldn’t be, couldn’t be us without them. I thought a comedian might bring a little laughter and light hearted fun to our evening together. And that is just what happened.”
Callahan’s jokes had a Irish flair and poked fun at his upbringing, marriage and parenting. Guests showed their appreciation when they erupted in bouts of explosive laughter. We sincerely hope that this year’s event gave back some of the smiles and laughter that volunteers bring to our community each day.