By Jan Rahn
A pleasant surprise greeted the board of the Perkins County Health Services Foundation when they tallied 21 years of donations and grants contributed toward local health care—a sum of nearly $2.7 million.
The foundation hosted their annual banquet and meeting on Tuesday evening, March 29 at the Perkins County Senior Center in Grant with a roast beef meal, entertainment and yearly report.
Humorous entertainment was provided by speech team members Brady Mailand, Lacey Jensen and Rachel Patrick from Perkins County High School.
According to PCHSF Administrator Ron Patrick, the foundation gained 22 new donors during the past year.
Treasurer Diana Maupin reported the year’s successes —the highlight being a net worth gain of nearly $41,000. Grants were issued in the amount of nearly $150,000, bringing the total positive impact of PCHSF to $190,700 for the year.
Nita McGreer, 2010 chairman, commended the community and donors for the success of the foundation. Friendliness and generosity of the people makes Perkins County a great place to live, said McGreer.
The total figure of donations in the last 21 years comes to $2,675,455.
Roxie Lampmann, who is being replaced on the board by Mary Dodson of Venango, was given special recognition for nine years of service.
Supplying the meal to nearly 60 in attendance were Hatch’s Super Foods, Grant Packing, and Heaven Scent Bakery.
Besides those mentioned, other members of the PCHSF Board include Dan Wallin, Brenda Kiolbasa, Michele Cutler, Lori Day, Kenny Wykert, and Bob Cummings.