Good Samaritan fundraising event a success

By Ginger Nance, Executive Director

On May 14 the weather held out as we spent an unusually chilly evening together at Fort Scott Presbyterian Village raising money for a much needed cause, the Good Samaritan Program.

Together the Fort Scott and surrounding communities joined for an evening of fun. Arms raised high in the air as spectators bid for the perfect piece of furniture, household decor or other item at the live auction. More than 420 Chicken Annie’s dinners were sold and enjoyed. Marci Reynolds was the proud local winner of $500 in groceries. We had more than 100 volunteers who helped in some way before, during and after the event and we simply couldn’t have done it without them. We want to thank each and every one of you!

We also want to thank our hundreds of supporters who bought tickets, purchased items, sponsored the event, or simply came out to support the cause in some way such as parking cars, helping in the drive-through, donating homemade cakes, boxing dinners and much more. It was heartwarming to see so many people from our community pull together to work for such a great cause. We raised approximately $21,000 that will benefit the Good Samaritan Program, assists local seniors at the village who are in financial need through no fault of their own, to pay for their care.

The people who will benefit are seniors who were once life influencers in our community working as teachers, farmers and other occupations. Sometimes we all know that life throws a few curve balls that we don’t anticipate, and we may find ourselves in need of help from our fellow Christian neighbors.

At Fort Scott Presbyterian Village, we live the mission of providing quality services guided by Christian values. It’s more than just words to us. If you would like to serve on the planning committee for next year’s fundraising event, please call me at 620-223­-5550 or send us an email.