Children’s Grief Camp was a time for fun and sharing

The third annual Sarah's Heart Bereavement Camp for Kids  June 23 and June 24 was for ages 6 to 12 who have experienced the death of a significant person in their life — a parent, sibling, grandparent or other family member within the last two years. Camp offers the opportunity to remember loved ones, develop grief skills and enjoy camp experiences. The camp is staffed by certified/licensed professionals and volunteers of Heritage Hospice, Inc. The children enjoyed hiking, swimming and other outdoor activities at Camp Horsin' Around.

Thanks to everyone for supporting Blue Jean Ball

 
Jim Brown, left, and Steve Becker, peruse the auction items at the 2016 Blue Jean Ball.

Jim Brown, left, and Steve Becker, peruse the auction items at the 2016 Blue Jean Ball.

Thanks so the many businesses who supported this year's event. We all enjoyed a great auction, delicious food from Chaplin River Caterers and Sweets by Cindy and music by DJ Tim Estes. Auction items included: 1. A four-night stay for two at a bed and breakfast in Texas Hill Country of Boerne, TX, 30 minutes north of San Antonio. The $1,000 package includes a wine tasting and a dinner for two served in your casa or with the owners and a $25 gift card for the winery store and nearby restaurants. ($75 at a nearby grill and $50 for breakfast and lunch places.) 2. A 50-inch RCA HDTV donated by Corning, Inc., which is known for creating Gorilla glass used on iPhones and iPads. 3. A drop-off barbecue dinner for 30 from Lucky Dog, owned by Brad and Cindy Simmons. 4. A High Tea for 8 at Halcomb’s Knob in Paint Lick, owned by Deborah Messenger. 5. A wine tasting for 10 from Old Crow Inn, owned by Andre and Linda Brousseau. 6. A 12 by 12 room painted by Patrick Cooper. Paint is provided and an hour of decorating advice from Wendy Todd. 7. A two-night weekend stay at the Griffin Gate Mariott and coupon for $50 off of $100 at Bluegrass Hospitality Group’s restaurants (Malone’s, Aqua, Harry’s, Sal’s and Drake’s.) 8. A David Farmer painting with the vivid greens of summer. 9. A package for the Breakout Games in Lexington donated by Dr. Jon and Jan Walz. The Breakout Games offer a real-life escape room adventure for a small group. The auction package can be use for a group of four people to try two different adventures or a group of eight. Before or after the escape, enjoy a $100 gift certificate at PF Chang's. 10. A package from Mega Caverns in Louisville that provides chance to explore the man-made caverns in 17 miles under the city. Visitors learn about geology, mining and history. The package includes a tram tour, mega zipline, mega quest, bike park and electric bike tour. 11. A two-night stay at any state park. 12. A catered dinner for six from Tisha Bristow of Cliffview Catering either at Cliffview or in the home. 13. A patio pond with bamboo fountain, lighting, landscaping and a one-year koi membership by H20 Designs, owned by Jeff Duggins. Many businesses sponsored Blue Jean Ball. The Platinum level sponsors are: Community Trust Bank, Stith Funeral Home, United Structural Systems and Whitaker Bank. Gold level sponsors are: Atmos Energy, Farmers National Bank, Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, Good Neighbor Pharmacy, LGE-KU, Kentucky Trust Co., and New Moon Medical. Silver level sponsors are: Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home, Heritage Hospice Medical Director Dr. Rebecca Chatham, Heritage Hospice Associate Medical Director Dr. Colin Raitiere, Grogan’s Healthcare Supply, Passport Health Plan, Preston-Pruitt-Spurlin Funeral Home, Ransdell Funeral Home, Spectra Energy, Spurlin Funeral Home in Lancaster, Spurlin Funeral Home in Stanford, Stuart Powell Ford-Lincoln-Mazda and The Medicine Shoppe. Bronze level sponsors are: AGE Engineering Services, Fox and Friend Funeral Homes, Central Kentucky Federal Savings Bank, Collins Respiratory, Enclara Pharmacia, First Southern National Bank, McKnight Funeral Home & Monument Co., PBK Bank, Powell-Walton-Milward Insurance, Sims Funeral Services and Smith-Jackson Funeral Home. Many businesses in the four-county area served by Heritage Hospice donated items for the silent auction. Guests bid on haircuts and hair products, massages, restaurant coupons and family fun such as trip to amusement parks and zoos.

Welcome to newest volunteers

hospice volunteers

Heritage Hospice volunteers, who trained in March. are: Ann Naylor of Garrard County; Sally Smith of Boyle County; Rhonald Ulmer of Boyle County; Kathy Korona of Nicholasville; Jenette Litton of Stanford; and Gil Wheeler of Mercer County.

Heritage Hospice welcomes volunteers, who trained in March. They are: Ann Naylor of Garrard County; Sally Smith of Boyle County; Rhonald Ulmer of Boyle County; Kathy Korona of Nicholasville; Jenette Litton of Stanford; and Gil Wheeler of Mercer County. Heritage Hospice volunteers are an important part of the end of life care the organization provides. Volunteers stay with patients and allow the caregivers to leave the home for a couple of hours a week. Volunteers also perform clerical work at the office. A volunteer training is set for Saturday, Sept. 10. Anyone who is interested may call Wendy Hellard or Maureen Draut at 859-236-2425.
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