Freeman Health System hosted its annual volunteer Christmas party at 5:30 pm Thursday, December 13, at Freeman Business Center, 3220 McClelland Blvd., in Joplin. This special event is an opportunity for Freeman to honor the many volunteers who bring compassion and support to the hospital. Those in attendance were served dinner, played games and heard from speakers, including Linda McIntosh, volunteer program manager; Shirley Hylton, Ronald McDonald House program manager; Heather Lesmeister, program director of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals; and Jamie Gillmore, Freeman senior and volunteer services coordinator.