Hospice pic-nic thank you

On left, Tina Marie and Tonya Boucher receiving plaque for sponsoring the event. On right, Sgt. Butler and Danielle England picking up meals for Mount Vernon Police Department.

MOUNT VERNON — Hospice of North Central Ohio hosted their annual gratitude picnic on Sept. 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. as a drive-through this year due to COVID-19.

This event is to show appreciation for Veterans and First Responders and their spouses that support them.

Thank you to the sponsor, The Bad Apple Pub.

“On behalf of The Bad Apple Pub, myself, and the Boucher family, I would like to thank every Veteran and First Responder for their service and community support. This gratitude luncheon is just a small thank you for a much bigger cause and sacrifice that all Veterans and First Responders deal with and have dealt with on a daily basis. My family thanks you for your service and dedication.”

-- Tonya Boucher, member of the Boucher family, owners of The Bad Apple Pub who sponsored the event.

“Thanks again for the lunch box meals for MVPD staff. Food was great, and a big hit with the staff. Thanks for everything you and the staff do on a daily basis for our community!”

-- Captain Scott A. McKnight, Mount Vernon Police Department

“It is our privilege to show appreciation for the Veterans and First Responders in our community. Without the dedication, commitment, and devotion of these individuals our community would not be the same. We would not experience the freedoms and peace which we are so fortunate to share in. We say thank you to all those who have served in these areas and were so glad The Bad Apple Pub graciously provided the opportunity to show gratitude in this drive through picnic.”

-- Danielle England, Volunteer Coordinator, Hospice of North Central Ohio

Special thanks to our volunteers Marie, Carol and Marge for their help with the event.

As the area’s oldest and largest non-profit hospice organization, Hospice of North Central Ohio has served thousands of families with compassionate end-of-life and Palliative care, bereavement programs and services since 1983. Headquartered at 1021 Dauch Drive in Ashland, Hospice of North Central Ohio serves more than 200 patients daily in Ashland, Crawford, Huron, Knox, Morrow, and Richland counties who are living with chronic and terminal illnesses.

Additionally, free continuous bereavement services are provided for hundreds of families of hospice patients and to anyone in the community experiencing grief. HNCO also operates the “What Goes ‘Round Thrift Shoppe located in downtown Mansfield.

Call 800-952-2207 for more information. HNCO is a 501c3 non-profit organization with over 37 years of experience and a community partner of United Way of Ashland and Knox County.

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