And at the end of the evening, folks still had a chance to win an amazing Get Caked Bakery cake! This exciting evening was also a success because it will allow Harbor House to continue to be a home away from home for another year. Next year’s event will take place on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Monroe Country Club. Mark your calendars now!
Volunteer in the Spotlight:
This issue’s volunteer in the spotlight is someone who has been helping the Harbor House since before we even had our first guest. It’s almost impossible to
make a list of all the good things that Norman Breen has done for the Harbor House— the list would be so long that it would take forever to read it. Norm is the type of person who is grateful in nature, and because of this, he gives from the heart in three very important ways.
First, with his treasure: Norm generously donates lots of items to us every year that help to ensure the comfort of our guests. He is always showing up with a car loaded with items that make the lives of the families staying at the House easier and more comfortable. I can always count on him calling up just to ask, “What do you need”?
Second, he shares with us his talent: Norm has been printing items for us since our inception, including most of the material for every fundraiser, at no charge to us whatsoever. I generally give him a rough version of what I am hoping for and he turns it into a work of art. He has taught me a lot about how to make printed items look their best.
Lastly, his time: Norm always has time for us, and if he is out of time, he seems to find a way to make time to get the job done. He is an honorable guy who does what he can for as many as he can. I have grown to admire him (and his lovely wife Phyllis) for so many reasons, but especially for putting up with my version of crazy on a regular basis.
I think of Norm more as a big brother—someone to look up to and admire, and also as a good friend—someone you can always count on and turn to whenever you need them. That’s why this month, as we consider all of our blessings, I count my blessings and Norm is at the top of the list!