2010-02-25 / Local & State

LTC Residents Gearing Up Staff For Zoom Zoom Campaign

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FCMC long-term care resident Edna Keebaugh rolls out dough to make homemade “van” sugar cookies. Edna also crocheted some very nice items to be sold at the dinner auction April 17 at Hustontown Firehall. FCMC long-term care resident Edna Keebaugh rolls out dough to make homemade “van” sugar cookies. Edna also crocheted some very nice items to be sold at the dinner auction April 17 at Hustontown Firehall. With local residents stuck inside during this latest round of winter storms, many baked items to keep busy and out of the elements. The long-term care residents of Fulton County Medical Center were no different.

As snow covered the ground and snowflakes lightly fell, long-term care residents Mary Bishop, Mary Knepper, Ruth Richards, Grace Grissinger, Joann Knepper, Thelma Bratton, Freda Lancaster, Helen Glunt and Edna Keebaugh baked “Van” cookies for residents and staff of Fulton County Medical Center Long-Term Care.

The following two days, during the winter blizzard, punch and “van” cookies were served to the long-term care staff to encourage them to donate items or solicit items for the dinner auction coming up April 17 at Hustontown Firehall. All proceeds from the auction are earmarked for the “Zoom Zoom Van” campaign. The campaign officially kicked off January 1.

The “Zoom Zoom” campaign was established to purchase a 14-passenger van that will enhance the quality of life for the 67 residents who reside at the long-term care facility. From dining out to fishing trips, the number of residents who will be able to participate in outside events will greatly increase. The campaign goal is $65,000 and will run through June 30, 2010.

For more information on how to donate to the auction or the “Zoom Zoom” campaign, please contact the Community Relations and Development Department at 717-485-6116.

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