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
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]