Good Samaritan fundraising event a success

Good Sam 2015 drive through fun!

When Fort Scott residents are looking for a place to find great food and fabulous auction items all for a good cause, they look no further than the Good Samaritan Fundraising Event at Presbyterian Village. This year’s event was a tremendous success, with the total donated at nearly $30,000.

“With the dollars raised, we will be able to help more residents in need of financial assistance,” said Ginger Nance, executive director. “With people living longer, resources do not stretch as long as many need in their senior years. As a not-for-profit, faith-based senior living community, we can offer assistance through our Good Samaritan Program to residents who have outlived their financial resources. That’s something that sets us apart from other senior living communities.”

More than 100 volunteers helped make the event a reality, and it was such a sight to see cars parked in every possible place in and around the campus.

“We sold a record high number of chicken dinners: 150 more than last year! That created some fast movement from our cake committee. Vickie Shead went home to bake additional cakes the morning of the event, and Susan Foster pitched in the money for the cake mixes and supplies.  All the ladies who helped cut the cake are as sweet as the icing they were working with. What great teamwork,” said Ginger.

“This year we used social media to help spread the word as well as our traditional advertising that we have did in the past,” said Ginger. “We also had a friendly competition among staff for the most tickets sold.”

In addition to an increase in meals sold, this year’s auction was also a great success.

“The items donated and collected were clean, good and things that people fought to get by bidding higher than I’ve ever seen,” said Ginger.

Presbyterian Village would like to thank all of the volunteers, staff, residents and attendees who helped make this year’s event possible.

“This event proves what a really great community we live in and support.  People really step up to help others in need and our mission is a direct reflection of that very thing.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart, and I know our residents thank you even more. You have no idea the great impact you have made in the lives of our seniors in need. Thank you and God bless each and every one of you,” said Ginger.

Thank You to Our 2015 Sponsors:

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Wollenberg, In memory of Velora Wollenberg

Sutherland Builders, Inc.

Glen and Annie Sewell

Mel Endicott Family

Nance Auction Service

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Croce

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ingold in memory of Donna Ingold

Mercy Hospital of Fort Scott

Allen and Sue Rourk King in memory of Paul and Anna Rourk

Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel

Diehl, Banwart, Bolton, CPAs, P.A.

The Shepherd Family

Ruddicks Furniture

Landmark National Bank

Union State Bank

City State Bank

Konantz Cheney Funeral Home

Interdenominational Men’s Prayer Breakfast

GeriCare Pharmacy

Fort Scott Rotary Club

And many others who donated time, money and auction items.