Delaware Hospice honored its volunteers at a recognition luncheon on May 21 at Dover Downs in Dover. Nearly 225 volunteers and guests attended.

Today, over 550 individuals throughout the state of Delaware are actively involved in supporting the nonprofit organization’s programs and services in the community.

A special thank you was given to the Delaware State Alumni Association, which has donated Thanksgiving baskets filled with turkeys, stuffing, vegetables, pies, eggs, milk, butter, rolls and more for the past eight years.

This year’s honorees are:

30 Years of Service: Pat Monaghan (Rehoboth Beach)

25 Years of Service: Kerry Alphin (New Castle), Ben Fournier (Chadds Ford, PA), Anneliese Strube (Kennett Square, Pennsylvania), Janet Welch (Wilmington)

20 Years of Service: Cinta Davis (Wilmington), Barbara Sherlock (Wilmington), Ursula Thomas (Dover)

15 Years of Service: Barbara Rogers (Bear), Kathy Smith (Wilmington), Pearl Wallace (Wilmington), Pamela Wise-Bowen (New Castle), Doris Redick (Dover), Carole D. Harbaugh (Milton), Ann Tyndall (Georgetown), Amanda Meade (Milford)

10 Years of Service: Ann Comegys Lee (Newark), Ellen Davies (West Chester, PA), Richard Forney (Greenville), Mary Lou Houghton (Wilmington), Donna Johnson (Rising Sun, Maryland), Dorothy Johnson (Wilmington), Stephen Kellogg (Wilmington), Jane Lackey (Wilmington), Pamela McCloskey (Hockessin), Lawanda Newton (Newark), Pam Root (Middletown), Anne Strimpler (New Castle), Sharon Bailey (Milford), Christine Branka (Dover), Frances Chandler (Felton), Robert Hughes (Dover), Roy Gorson (Millsboro), Colleen Grassy (Rehoboth Beach), David Grassy (Rehoboth Beach), Ina W. Morton (Ocean View), Barbara Painter (Millsboro), Carolyn Rogers (Georgetown), Deacon Dottie Vuono (Lincoln), Colleen Wright (Millsboro), Joan M. Hart (Laurel)

5 Years of Service: William Carty (Avondale), Irene Felker (Middletown), Elsa Orescan (Wilmington), Carol Taylor (Wilmington), Wanda Tucker (Wilmington), Debbie Yacyshyn (Wilmington), JoAnne Gibson (Dover), Judith Rennick (Dover), Eutha Lee Robinson (Dover), Alicia Sumpter (Dover), Long Vu (Dover), Judy Adams (Milford), Janet Benvenuto (Milford), Marie Brady (Selbyville), Ann Burton (Milford), Dana Caplan (Seaford), Jaunita Chandler (Lewes), James Clark (Bridgeville), Rosemarie Clark (Bridgeville), Nancy Davis (Millsboro), Loretta Downes (Lewes), Lynne Ennis (Millsboro), Kathy Fuller (Ocean View), Suzanne Gustafson (Milton), Sue Hatfield (Milford), Luanne Holland (Ellendale), Therease Holmes (Milford), Debbie Horsey (Laurel), Robin Marks (Milford), Irene Millican (Ellendale), Judy Smith (Millsboro), Dot Swain (Milford), Mary Vail (Milford), Pat Visioli (Milford), Gilman “Gil” Wildes (Bridgeville), Janet Wildes (Bridgeville), Kathy Woods (Bethany Beach), Jean Yaccio (Lewes)