Saturday, August 1, 2015

Job well-done

Dear editor:
The Meals on Wheels committee of Fort Frances would like to acknowledge Gaby Hanzuk for receiving the Tony Beyak Memorial Volunteer of the Year Award at the Chamber of Commerce business awards dinner on Thursday evening.

Gaby is very well-known in our community as a dedicated volunteer for Special Olympics—a program we know she holds near and dear to her heart.
She and hundreds of people in our community, over the years, have dedicated many volunteer hours to help keep important programs and events going. The dedication of volunteers is so important and we are most grateful for the hundreds of volunteer hours we have received for our Meals on Wheels program.
Fort Frances is a caring community of individuals who take the time to make a difference.
For the past 14 years, Gaby has been the co-ordinator of the Meals on Wheels program and again has dedicated many hours to help keep our seniors in their homes by having volunteers deliver a daily meal.
This past year, we found ourselves with more meals to be delivered and fewer volunteers. However, Gaby rose to the challenge and went to meetings and into the community, inspiring new people to come on board to help us out.
Again, we are most grateful for all those who stepped up to help keep our program viable.
Just recently, Gaby worked with Rainycrest to have the meals picked up at the front door to make it easier for the people delivering. It was her idea and she made it happen.
Thank you, Gaby, for a job well-done. We are proud of you.
Marg Rousseau
Meals on Wheels

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