Archive for Thursday, May 21, 2009

Hillside Village Easter event raises $1,300 for food pantry

May 21, 2009

On April 4, Hillside Village Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing facility was the host to its second annual Easter Egg Hunt and Help. Dr, Robert Haynes owner of Hillside promised donate 25 cents per item that came in for the food pantry and then challenged area businesses and residents to match his challenge.

FCB Bank took that challenge. This inspired Mayor Dave Anderson to donate $300 dollars ,and he then in turn challenged Haynes and FCB along with any other area business to match his challenge. FCB and Haynes gladly took that challenge. With the help of several donations from crafters and venders at the event Hillside was able to donate more than $1,300 to the food pantry.

Children attending the Egg Hunt and Help were asked to bring in actual food items. Then the 12 vendors booths were asked to make a donation out of there profits to the food pantry in lieu of a fee to set up during the event.

Mayor Anderson would like to continue to challenge any other area business that would still like to participate in this challenge to help the food pantry.

“We are heading in to the hardest time for the food pantry and this is a wonderful program to support,” said Debbie Haynes, wife of late Dr. Bob Haynes, who taken over Hillside Village and continues to support her husband’s mission of caring for the seniors in the community.

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