I play the harp for the local retirement and nursing homes. Each year the Bivins Foundation provides a banquet to thank the volunteers. This year I received the "Volunteer Entertainer Award for 2007" from the Bivins Foundation.
The celtic harp has been a favorite of the residents at Bivins Memorial, Childers Place, and Bivins Village. It's an instrument that is not too loud and can be heard even by those residents that have hearing impairments. I usually select familiar songs so that my listeners can reminisce or sing along if they like. I often see a lot of smiles from both residents and staff members when I visit with the harp.