Crestview Covenant Hospice honors volunteers with luncheon


Crestview resident Alice Fowler displays her Volunteer of the Year award following Covenant Hospice’s volunteer appreciation luncheon on April 16.

MATTHEW BROWN | News Bulletin
Published: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 01:34 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Driving to DeFuniak Springs to sit with a hospice patient on a moment’s notice is no problem for Alice Fowler.

The Crestview resident primarily relieves caregivers, sitting with patients while a family member runs errands or works, and volunteers in every department at Covenant Hospice, administrators said.

"She has a lot of heart for the patients she cares for,” said Carolyn Williams, the Crestview location’s volunteer manager and community liaison.

Still, Fowler expressed surprise when hospice officials named her Volunteer of the Year during an April 16 luncheon.

"I'm blown away," she said. "I have only been doing it for a year and a half."

During the volunteer appreciation luncheon, the hospice honored its unpaid helpers — thosewho assist in caring for terminally ill patients and provide support for their families — with an award ceremony and door prizes. Crestview Mayor David Cadle stopped by to give a proclamation for National Volunteer Week.

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