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'Tis the Season luncheon supports Lifeline

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[December 08, 2012]  This week's annual 'Tis the Season luncheon, a fundraising tradition of the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, underscored the importance of the Lifeline program in the community.

More than 100 women and men attended the luncheon and card party Monday at the American Legion.

Lynne Metz, director of volunteer and special services at ALMH, expressed her gratitude for the support of the Lifeline program.

"We are blessed to have the Auxiliary, which through fundraising efforts and donors has been able to keep Lifeline going over the years," Metz said. "Lifeline does offer family members a lot of peace of mind for their loved ones who are home by themselves."

Lifeline is an easy-to-use personal response service. An alert button worn on a pendant or wristband ensures assistance and a quick response from emergency services.

ALMH Auxiliary event profits also help fund the purchase of new Lifeline units and replacement batteries. ALMH staff members install, maintain and educate the users and family members in homes and apartments throughout Logan, DeWitt and eastern Mason counties.

In addition to ticket sales, money was raised through generous sponsors. The luncheon sponsor was Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. Illinois American Water sponsored the bridge tournament. Table sponsors were Logan County elected officials, Candlestick Lane Farm in memory of Victor Dittus, Eaton Electrical, Dolan and Beth Dalpoas, Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home, Graue Inc., Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln Chrysler Dodge & Jeep, Short Rentals, Nobbe Eye Care Center, Deron and Kristi Powell, Mike Maske Auction Services, NAPA Auto Parts, Atlanta National Bank, Blue Dog Inn, Brad Neal and Associates, and MKS Jewelers.

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The following is a list of the card party winners:

  • Bridge -- Emma Elliott, first place; Lola Toohey, second place; Jan Semple, third place; Nancy Holmes, fourth place.

  • Pinochle -- Vera Wurth, first place; Emma Graham, second place; Judy Rader, third place; Marjorie Rein, fourth place.

For more information about the ALMH Auxiliary or obtaining a Lifeline for yourself or your family, contact the volunteer and special services department at 217-732-2161, ext. 55705, or visit

[Text from file received from Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital]

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