Hospice balloons, candy photo

Angela LaBarca, community relations representative for Caring Circle of Spectrum Health Lakeland, is shown with some of the decorative Valentine’s Day balloons and candy donated to South Haven area hospice patients and staff by area Family Dollar employees and customers.

SOUTH HAVEN — Aris Gallas knows what it’s like to deal with Caring Circle Hospice. When her mother Cindy was very ill, Aris turned to Caring Circle to help care for her mom in her final days.

“They were great,” said Aris, an assistant manager at Family Dollar in South Haven. “It takes a good strong heart and person to be a hospice worker.”