Susan Calland named Humane Society’s volunteer of the year

Susan Calland received Humane Society of Hancock County’s volunteer of the year award at a special meeting of the organization Wednesday.
Calland has been involved in the PetPal program since 2009 and has been instrumental in recent changes to the program. She is also featured in a new PetPal training video and is a mentor to new volunteers.
The next PetPal meeting will be held at 5 p.m. March 12.
Chopin Hall
Chopin Hall, the primary food pantry in Hancock County, is participating in the Feinstein Foundation’s $1 Million Challenge to help fight hunger during March and April.
For the 17th year, Alan Shawn Feinstein will divide $1 million among hunger-fighting agencies.
The amount of money Chopin Hall would receive is based on the number of food and monetary donations collected during March and April. The donations will be tallied for the two months and results will be submitted.
Funds received from the Feinstein Foundation will be used to purchase additional food to be distributed in Hancock County.
For more information, call Chopin Hall at 422-6401.
Putnam County Cancer Assistance Program
The Putnam County Cancer Assistance Program held its election of officers Feb. 25.
The president is Dana Ellerbrock; vice president is Sue Steingas; secretary is Nicole Ruhe; Lori Schroeder is the event coordinator and Donna Hoyt is the treasurer.
The Cancer Assistance Program is a nonprofit organization that financially assists residents in Putnam County who are undergoing cancer treatment.
The program is a Putnam County United Way agency.

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