Posted on Wednesday, August 21st, 2019
Volunteer Gift, Professionally Done - Marion Flaherty displays one of
many Easter decorations prepared in April. A member of the Hospital
Auxiliary since 2011, the retired florist volunteers monthly to
decorate tables in the community room of the Therapy Building of
Mercy Health/Love County Hospital.
Distributing potted flowers at the clinic and hospital. Starting a flower
arrangement at her home workbench.
Selecting a basket. Taking flowers from a shelf.
“It’s my joy,” says Marion Flaherty about her volunteer service decorating tables in the community room of Mercy Health/Love County Hospital’s Therapy Building. She arranges artificial flowers, greenery, and decorative items in vases or baskets.
They catch the eye of hospital/clinic staff and patients, as well as community groups that hold seminars and trainings there.
Flaherty once ran a flower shop on the east coast. One of her specialties was banquet decorating.
When she and her husband George A. Flaherty moved to Love County 20 years ago, Marion brought the contents of the flower shop with her. She boxed and labeled everything neatly then stored it in their two-car garage, attic, and backyard shed.
She and George enjoyed retirement together in Burneyville, building a home next door to their daughter, Danise Balog and her husband Ron, and their grandson, Marcus, born in 1998. A son, George M. Flaherty, lives in Pennsylvania and has four children.
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