Seniors grateful for help

Posted: Monday, October 10, 2005

On Sept. 10, 15 employees (Julie Wheeler, Lisa Benson, Lendie Buchanan, Nancy Dolezilek, Kippy Mena, Marilyn Pipken, Charlie Weimer, Brenda Northup, Bob Lindstrom, Willie Anderson, Carolyn Christler, Becky Latona, Teresa Renney, Danielle Tucker, Audra Winsmann) of First National Bank, as part of their commitment to support United Way's efforts to aid local nonprofit organizations, volunteered their time to help the Forget-Me-Not Center. The center serves 34 seniors, who due to declining health, cannot participate in social activities without assistance. The center gives these seniors a chance to fully partake in life-fulfilling endeavors; such as socialization, cognitive stimulation, intergenerational sharing, exercise, community involvement and art. Our staff of five is kept busy during working hours with the normal day-to-day activities of the center and does not have much opportunity to do some things that need to get done. The volunteers from First National Bank descended upon the center with shovels, rakes and gloves. They happily pulled weeds, cleaned windows, hoed and raked the garden clean. They left behind shining windows, reorganized sheds, a clean, weed-free garden and a warm glow in the hearts of the Forget-Me-Not staff.

Thank you is not enough, you are our heroes.

Linda Flowers, Director

Forget-Me-Not staff

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