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Respite Volunteers of Shiawassee County

10:31 am

Independent Editor,

Respite Volunteers of Shiawassee wishes to thank Dan and Tracey Molnar of Corunna Hills Golf Course for hosting our 4th Annual Golf Scramble benefit on July 29.

We want to thank our $500 major sponsors, Memorial Healthcare, Jackie Hurd, and Hemenway Business Services, Inc. Our $100 golf cart sponsors were Carol Nama and Covenant Eyes. Our $100 Food and Drink Sponsors include Shattuck Specialty Advertising, Salander Agency Farm Bureau Insurance, and Funxtional Fitness.

Our $100 tee sponsors were Dave Minarik of Edward Jones; Tom Svrcek, Svrcek Farms; Randy Meder, VMD & Associates, PLLC; Lloyd and Wanda Lamphere; Funxtional Fitness; Sunburst Gardens, Inc., Farm Bureau Kingsbury Agency, D & D Truck & Trailer Parts, Nelson-House Funeral Homes, A & B Lawn Care, and Slingerland Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat. As well as Stacey Matthews and Perry Physical Therapy, Renee Fisher of Oakes-Fisher-Civille Insurance, Rebecca McClear, PLC, Attorney at Law; Peter Keay, Edward Jones, Harrand’s Party Stores, Michael Ardelean, CLH Insurance Agency; and Dr. John and Joanne Morovitz.

We also wish to express thanks for raffle prizes from Shiawassee Family YMCA, Jim and Mary Slingerland, The Emerald, Pilgrim’s Run Golf Club, Owosso Country Club, Glenbrier Golf Course, The Sanderson Family, Riverview Dental, Jennifer Bower of Braxbees, the Detroit Red Wings, and NCG Neighborhood Cinema. Also, Jumbo’s Burger Bar, Mackinac Island Carriage Tours, Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, Tanglewood Restaurant & Lounge, Gilbert’s Hardware and Appliance, Owosso Community Players, Sandy Underwood, Carol Nama, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum, Longway Planetarium, Pam Giffei, Valerie Thelen, Sagelink Credit Union, Karen Wagner and The Talented Trio, Hugh Parker, and Dan and Tracey Molnar.

We would like to thank all those who made cash donations towards the event and provided food for our lunch. Those people include Jackie Hurd, Thomas Bridges, Hugh and Mary Parker, Domino’s Pizza, Jim and Mary Slingerland, D’Mar Banquet & Conference Center, Mary Jane Scarlett, Laura Burroughs, The Sanderson family, Winnie Hendrickson, Helen Howard, and Helen Stump.

Shiawassee County is one of only a few fortunate counties that have a Faith-In-Action Respite program available to residents. Volunteers help adults with persistent health needs and their family caregivers, and provide friendly visits and respite to the family caregivers. Elderly are able to remain living safely in their own home knowing that Respite Volunteers of Shiawassee will check in on them and provide friendly visits. The volunteers usually live in the same community and share the same interests as the person they are visiting. Volunteers only need to attend one training session. The next Respite Volunteer Training is on Aug. 23 in the Father Whelan Room at St. Paul Catholic Church in Owosso, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. To register for the training, please contact the Respite Volunteers of Shiawassee office at (989) 725-1127. For more information about our services, see our website,


Respite Volunteers of Shiawassee County

Respite Volunteers of Shiawassee County was last modified: September 5th, 2017 by Karen Elford