Bob Holycross named to Second Wind Hall of Fame

Published 7:04 pm Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Bob Holycross thought he was attending a typical St. Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary Board meeting, but for the longtime community volunteer, it became a date to remember.

In a surprise ceremony held in the St. Luke’s Hospital boardroom, Holycross was awarded membership into the Second Wind Hall of Fame.

The Second Wind Hall of Fame honors retirees for outstanding service to their community. To be nominated for Second Wind membership, a person must be retired, at least 60 years old and have volunteered in three different Thermal Belt organizations for at least three years.

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With a framed award from the Second Wind Hall of Fame, members of the St. Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary celebrated while Ken Shull, St. Luke’s Hospital CEO, presented the award.

“Bob has given countless hours, 7,250 to be exact, to St. Luke’s Hospital,” said Shull. “St. Luke’s is delighted to honor this kind of community service from Bob.”

Holycross serves as Chair of Wings, a group of volunteers who deliver inter-departmental mail daily. In addition to the mail delivery two days a week, he also helps at the St. Luke’s Thrift Shop in Tryon, assists with the set-up of various luncheons and banquets, and is always eager to assist with special projects.  Holycross can be counted on to assist in any way he is needed.

“Bob is so deserving of this award and acknowledgement,” said Gayle Cook, St. Luke’s Hospital Volunteer Coordinator. “We are so fortunate to have him as a member of our community and a part of our volunteer team.”

– article submitted
by Jennifer Wilson