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Hospice volunteer training offered by Wellspring Lutheran Services

  Wellspring Lutheran Services will host free hospice volunteer training each Tuesday and Thursday beginning September 16. The training will run for four weeks from 5-7pm at Wellspring's office at 100 Mayer Road, Frankenmuth.

 The role of a hospice volunteer is an important aspect of hospice care. Volunteers provide valuable companionship to clients, respite to caregivers, hand massage, aromatherapy, pet therapy, veterans visiting with veterans and office support. Therapy dog teams are needed who are currently registered with a therapy dog organization.

  To learn more about volunteering, contact Sheila for more information (989-652-4663) or visit

Volunteers needed for Clam & Lobster Fest

  The 18th annual Johnny Burke Crabby Clam & Lobster Fest is set for Friday and Saturday, October 10-11, behind the Frankenmuth River Place shopping complex.

  Volunteer Coordinator Trisha Way-Uphold is seeking persons to help at the event. Persons are needed for food service, kitchen, selling raffle tickets, bussing tables and other details.

  Volunteers will receive a free event t-shirt, bratwurst and refreshments.

  The fest runs 3pm until midnight on Friday and 11am until 10pm on Saturday. Catholic Federal Credit Union and WHNN 96 FM are the presenting sponsors.

  The menu includes king crab, lobster, clams, barbecued chicken, bratwurst, clam chowder, New York salt potatoes, cole slaw and more. Dinners start at $12 and items are available ala carte.

  WHNN radio personality and Frankenmuth resident started the Johnny Burke Children’s Foundation. To date, the foundation has been able to give out $1 million in grants and donations to children struggling with abuse, life-threatening diseases, substance abuse and other critical needs.



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