Tel Hai Retirement Community presented the award for extraordinary service by a volunteer to Pastor Herman Glick. Nominations read during Town Meeting by Daphne Dampman Hurst, director of volunteer ser-vices, outlined the many gifts Tel Hai enjoyed throughout its history as a result of Pastor Glick's selfless service.
Glick was among the group of individuals who responded to the challenge to create a Christ-ian camp in the late 1940s. The Tel Hai Camp, began in 1950 on the Honey Brook Township farm that is bisected by Beaver Dam Road, later gave birth to the 14 person rest home in April 1956 in the property's existing farm house.
Glick recruited em-ployees, acted as a referral source and continuously gave gifts of his time and talents to provide pastoral care and he also led worship services.
When the vision for a modern health care center evolved, Herman so-licited business people for significant contributions with success. Over the years, he also worked to raise the monies needed to construct the Lake-view Assisted Living fa-cility.
As a Tel Hai employee for nearly nine years, he served on the Care Assurance Capital Cam-paign committee as the Church Division Chair in 1997. After retirement, he returned as a volunteer, leading Bible studies, worship services, preaching, visiting the homebound and performing funerals. Pastor Gl-ick, often accompanied by his wife, Mary, would also serve as visiting pastor for residents of Harrison House.
More recently, Her-man participated in Tel Hai's 50th Anniversary planning by serving on the History Committee. His commitment to help remained steadfast even in the face of serious personal challenges.
Herman attended public school in Octorara and later graduated from Lancaster Bible College and Eastern Mennonite College. Serving the Tel Hai community through Chapel and the activities department, working on committees and being a faithful servant over the years, Pastor Glick has never hesitated to re-spond to the need at hand.
As a recipient of this award, Pastor Glick re-ceived a gift certificate with the community's thanks and his photograph is on display in the Garrett Community Cen-ter. Tel Hai is an accredited nonprofit continuing care retirement community celebrating 50 years of quality care to senior adults in northwestern Chester County.