During an appreciation tea held at Ridgewood Lodge on Friday afternoon, Barb Gagnon extended a heartfelt thank you to a room full of volunteers on behalf of the staff and residents of the lodge.
“You help with church, massage, bingo, birthdays in the garden and more and we just can’t say enough about you, thank you all,” she said.
Tea, coffee and sweet treats were enjoyed and the volunteers were presented with a rose and gift basket with an inspirational message of thanks from Ridgewood and the Town of Princeton.
Volunteers included; Ed Poulsen, Dorothy Kozak, Joseph Dube, Allan Kovaltsenko, student Andrew Silbernagel, Bingo Buddies – Faye and Karen, Mez Smith and representatives from St. Paul’s, Princeton Pentecostal Tabernacle and St. Peter’s Catholic churches, as well as New Beginnings members and support workers.
Mayor Frank Armitage, his wife Darnella and CAO Rick Zerr were present on behalf of the Town of Princeton.
Mayor Armitage expressed his deepest thanks to the volunteers and staff of Ridgewood. “Thank you sincerely for your meaningful efforts and sincerity of purpose,” he said. Adding, “This is a tremendous facility staffed by outstanding people.” The Mayor then went on to explain that his own mother had spent many years living at Ridgewood and that his appreciation came directly from the heart.