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Someone Special Volunteers honored

The Bemidji Pioneer, Paul Bunyan Broadcasting, Ken K. Thompson and the United Way of Bemidji Area recognize "Someone Special Volunteers" who have made significant contributions to the community.

The musical group Joyful Strings, formerly Sunshine Agape, has been volunteering their time and talent entertaining seniors at Adult Day Services each month for more than 10 years. Led by guitarist Wayne Johnson, Helen Johnson, Karen Stish and Lester Stenlund have joyfully brought a mixture of gospel and country music to minister Adult Day participants.

Over the past several years, as an Avon representative, Joan Hirt has donated jewelry and beauty items to use as gifts at holidays or for prizes for the seniors attending Adult Day Services Inc.

Adult Day Services Inc. provides day respite for caregivers and support services for older adults who are experiencing the physical or mental challenges associated with aging.