Feeling groovy: Volunteers celebrated at ’60s themed Meals on Wheels event

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GREENFIELD – A 1960s-themed breakfast celebrated volunteers for Meals on Wheels of Hancock County recently.

The volunteer appreciation event Jan. 13 was at NineStar Connect to honor community service and volunteerism in 2022.

Rotary Club of Greenfield received the Jill Carr Community Engagement Award.

“Rotary and its volunteers have been delivering meals for over 15 years,” said Meals on Wheels Executive Director Lynda Kosh, as she presented the award to a small group from Rotary. “We are so thankful for the commitment and dedication to Meals on Wheels, but more importantly, to the senior citizens of Hancock County that we all serve.”

Kosh recognized the namesake for the award, founder Jill Carr, and her lasting impact that has continued to better the lives of Hancock County neighbors in the last 20-plus years.

“On Jan. 5, 2001, the first Meals on Wheels meal was delivered. Jill’s leadership, on-a-mission attitude, and eagerness to serve was a living example to others,” Kosh said. “Time will never erase the work she accomplished and the lives she changed because she could not let the seniors in our community down. Her legacy will live on with each meal that is delivered. With heartfelt thanks and gratitude I was happy to present this award.”

Kosh added that without the loyalty and dedication of volunteers to the community, Meals on Wheels would not have delivered more than 32,000 meals in 2022.

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