held its first annual Spring Fling on Friday, May 4, honoring outstanding volunteers for the Meals on Wheels, Adult Day Service and Senior Center programs.
“We could not operate these programs without the volunteers, said Executive Director Linda Collins. "The staff organize, but it is the volunteers that really make things happen!”
Norristown SAAC honored Meals on Wheels volunteers Beverly and Dick Kratz, who have delivered meals to homebound seniors as a team for the past 15 years. Bev had delivered for many years on her own prior to Dick’s retirement.
Margaret Biglin was honored as a major contributor to the Senior Center. She organizes special sales, works in the thrift store (SAAC’s 5th Avenue) and contributes beautiful gift baskets, some of which were used in the silent auction at the Fling.
Adult Day Service volunteer, Billy Armstrong is part of almost every volunteer effort in the building. In the morning he packs Meals on Wheels, at lunchtime he helps serve meals in the Adult Day service and after lunch he organizes the returning Meals on Wheels containers for the following day.
Bob Bingman and Maria Morsi were honored for outstanding Meals on Wheels service by Ambler SAAC and Eastern Montgomery County Meals on Wheels respectively. Mary Jane and Bud Wahl were recognized for their service to the Ambler Center.
Vanguard Corporation’s ongoing contribution of their staff to paint, clean, garden and facilitate activities in the Adult Day Service made them the perfect choice for Corporate Volunteers. Vanguard was represented by coordinators Pamela Hill and Mark Friedman at the Fling, where Associate Director Larry Reed commented, “They are all around GREAT volunteers!”
Montco SAAC is a private non profit organization offering social, recreational, and educational activities to adults 50 years and better. The Norristown Center, located at George and Airy Streets, has been home to this exciting and productive group for over 40 years. Mary Santangelo of Norristown has been attending the center for most of that time.
“It is my second home,” Santangelo says.