The 2015 ‘Tis the Season Holiday Luncheon and Card Party, a fundraising tradition of the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, took place on December 7, 2015. This year’s event was supported by 155 attendees, the biggest to date, with all the proceeds supporting the local Lifeline Program.
Participants enjoyed lunch, door prizes and entertainment by the Lincoln Community High School Chamber Choir. Tournaments of bridge and pinochle followed. The bridge winners were: first place Susan Barry, second place Evelyn Fulkerson and third place Louann Bleese. Helen Hullinger and Teresa Phelan tied for first place in the pinochle tournament with third place going to Fran Wilson.
Major event sponsors included Eaton Corporation, The Dolan Dalpoas Family and State Bank of Lincoln. Table sponsors included Blue Dog Inn, Candlestick Lane Farm in memory of Victor Dittus, Eaton Corporation, First National Bank – Tremont, Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Homes, Lincoln-Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Inc., ME Realty, MKS Jewelers, Ltd., Nobbe Eye Care Center, Deron and Kristi Powell, Red Oak Financial - Brad and Carolyn Neal, Short Rentals, State Bank of Lincoln, The Atlanta National Bank, Thrivent Financial – Linda Aper & Darylynne Sebade, Timber Creek – Abe Linc. Mgmt. Company, Lincoln Elks #914 and The Dolan Dalpoas Family.
Lynne Metz, Director of Volunteer and Special Services at ALMH, expressed her gratitude to the participants and sponsors for their support of the Lifeline program.
“Through fundraising efforts like ‘Tis the Season, the ALMH Auxiliary has been able to keep Lifeline going over the years,” Metz said. “Lifeline offers family members peace of mind, helps keep people in their homes longer. We are thrilled to provide Logan County a local resource for Lifeline. We install and provide maintenance on the units ourselves and that means a lot to our local seniors,” said Metz.
Lifeline is an easy-to-use personal response service worn as a pendant or a wristband that ensures assistance and a quick response from emergency services. The service is a vital component to helping more people in our community live independently and safely in their homes. The event profits help fund the purchase of new Lifeline units and replacement batteries. ALMH staff members install, maintain, and educate the user and family members in homes and apartments throughout Logan, DeWitt, and eastern Mason Counties.
For information about ALMH Auxiliary membership or Lifeline Services, Volunteer and Special Services Department at 217-732-2161 ext. 55701.