Volunteer at North Featured in High Profile

Check out the profile published in the Democrat Gazette by Ron Wolfe, “Gift shop volunteer, 95, keeps ’em coming back.”

Pauline Helton wears an angel pin on the left shoulder of the blue top that identifies her as a volunteer at CHI St. Vincent North in Sherwood.

The pin is a tiny gold glint that suits the way people describe “Miss Polly”: modest, to say the least. Like an angel. And practically eternal.

At 95, she works two shifts a week in the hospital’s gift shop, and sometimes more when other volunteers don’t feel up to it.

“I am blessed, blessed, blessed,” Helton says, having volunteered in the gift shop since the day it opened almost 20 years ago. “I was here for the ribbon cutting.”

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