Special to The Hays Daily News
Robert Macdonald, Sister Mary Louise Pfannenstiel, Mary Louise Staab, Virginia Quigley and Julia Honas were honored for their service to others at the inservice meeting May 6 at Sternberg Museum of Natural History, 3000 Sternberg Drive.
Macdonald, Pfannenstiel, Staab and Quigley were recognized for their service to children as Foster Grandparents. All are from Hays and serve in area schools, the Hays Head Start and the Hays Area Children's Center. Honas serves as a Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion in Ellis.
These seniors give their time and talents toward improving the quality of life of those they serve.
Foster Grandparents must be at least 60 years of age or older and be willing to make a commitment of serving 15 hours each week. They are provided benefits that include a tax-free stipend, transportation allowance, accident and liability insurance, paid orientation, monthly training, sick leave, vacation, holidays and recognition.
The Foster Grandparent Program is sponsored by Fort Hays State University and funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Ellis County also provides support to the program. For information, call FHSU at (785) 628-5809.