THE ANNUAL RESPITE Rock-A-Thon was held Thursday, Sept. 14 at Perry Church of the Nazarene. The volunteers enjoyed rocking, hula hooping, manicures, making thank you cards, and sharing uplifting Respite Volunteering stories. As of Friday, Sept. 15, they had raised over $8,500 for Respite Volunteers of Shiawassee, with Donna Nault being the top rocker, raising over $2,000. A meal was provided by hostesses Jackie Hurd and Jodi Sheats.
Rockers shown here are (front row, from left) Jackie Hurd, Paula Harris, Carol Namma, Donna Nault, Jane VanderWey, Jodi Hudyka, Ruth Nick, and Stacia Reyna. In the back row (from left) are Anita Karianen, Peggy Garikes, and Helen Howard.
The next Respite volunteer training workshop will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Perry United Methodist Church. For more information, individuals can call (989) 725-1127.
(Independent Photo/Melissa Shepard)