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Peggy Canfield

March 12, 2013
The Inter-Mountain

Peggy Canfield is an active volunteer at Mountain Hospice in Belington.

She works there for a full day every Tuesday and Wednesday and primarily focuses on clerical and office duties. When office work is in short supply or when other projects need volunteers, however, she steps up and helps out.

"Whatever needs to be done," she said, "that's what I need to do."

She lends her time at the Randolph County Fair and Barbour County Fair, bakes cookies for Mountain Hospice Christmas baskets and assists with Hospice fundraising activities.

The Valentine's Night Out fundraiser, conducted Feb. 15, was one such charity event. The dinner, complete with a silent auction and 50/50 raffle, claimed more than 17 hours of service from Canfield.

She said she enjoys, more than anything, being a volunteer and helping others.

"Giving is a whole lot better than receiving," she said. "I like being around people and I like making their days brighter."

She began volunteering after her husband became a patient at Mountain Hospice. She said Hospice staff cared for him until he passed away this past November.

"They are God's angels," she said of the staff. "If I volunteered every day for the rest of my life, I could never repay them."

Canfield has two sons and five grandchildren, who range from 2 to 29 years old.

She belongs to the Woodford United Methodist Church and also volunteers there as needed.



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