Posted by Carolyn Spencer
Boots & Shoes - $58
50/50 -  $96-
Guests - Brice Taylor - Outbound Exchange Student for next year
Alex shared his experiences from the prior week.  He went to Chicago with the Taylor family and helped with the Boy Scout Tree unloading and enjoyed the sights.  He shared that he will be leaving in early January to have surgery on hi torn ACL.  We are still seeking activities for Alex during the time he is here.   Ideas are: Invites to dinner (likes spicy) movie, playing video games, sporting events and day trips would be very welcomed.  If any one is traveling over winter break, Alex would be thrilled to be included even at his own expense.
Ed Anderson introduced Dr. Paul Steinke, CEO of CGH Medical Center - Dr. Steinke shared some information about CGH, such as being the largest employer in the area with 1500 employees and that they are a municipally owned hospital, one of three in IL.  During employee orientation they impress that CGH is in the business of caring and often the care provided is a defining moment in a patient/family life.   We are fortunate to have a state of the art and caring medical center in our community.
  • Salvation Army Bell Ringing - Be sure to sign up for bell ringing, Dec. 11, 12 & 13.   We will be in front of Dunham Sports this year.
  • Please get your programs to Carolyn in advance so we can share that information in the newsletter.