Bob and Melanie Appel received the 2014 Flame Award during Mason General Hospital Foundation’s’ Annual Fantasy Forest Gala and Auction in November. Each year, MGH Foundation honors an outstanding individual(s) from the community who demonstrates strong support of the Foundation and of MGH&FC. In 2013, Bob retired from his position as CEO for MGH&FC. He and his wife, Melanie, have been endless supporters of MGH&FC and the community for more than 20 years. Melanie is also retired, but continues to follow her passion in volunteering her time to the importance of literacy and teaching English as a second language.
On Friday, February 7, 2015 at 6 p.m., the Shelton Presbyterian Church will host Love INC’s annual Soup & Song Benefit Concert. The church is located at 1430 Shelton Springs Road in Shelton, and entry is by donation, with a suggested amount of $10.
The founder and president of “All K-9’s Go To Heaven”, Marti Tennant, joined together with a Seattle Seahawks football player and purchased a K-9 Storm Kevlar “bullet proof” vest for $2,300.00. The vest was then donated to the Mason County Sheriff’s Office patrol K-9 “Solo”.
Rev. Heinsen was recommended by a committee of members that was formed over a year ago when the position became vacant. This call committee, with the help of the Northwest District President in Portland, interviewed potential leaders from across the United States and as far away as Poland. In October, the membership of the congregation unanimously voted to extend a call to Rev. Heinsen.
In honor of Christmas, Shelton First Baptist Church is hosting a ‘Giving Tree’ in December to help meet Love INC clients’ needs for cold weather items such as sleeping bags, blankets, tents, tarps, hats and gloves. Congregants will select a card from the tree that names a needed item. Donations will be collected at the Love INC office, stored in Love INC’s distribution center, and handed out as needs arise. The local Care Net Pregnancy Center is also part of the Giving Tree.