Blog Posts by Becky Fitzgerald

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on December 7, 2017

Christmas came early for Meadowlark’s Home Health staff! In November, residents Duane and Pat Miksch offered to donate their 2007 Toyota Prius to Meadowlark Foundation, and it didn’t take long to determine the car would be a welcome addition to Meadowlark’s fleet.

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on November 22, 2017

Festival of Trees entry wins two awards...again!

For the sixth straight year, a decorated tree donated by a Meadowlark team to the annual Festival of Trees Gala scored favorably with judges and event-goers. “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” decked with hand-made and store-bought ornaments representing places and businesses in Manhattan, received the Mayor’s Choice and People’s Choice awards.

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on November 2, 2017

HOGtoberfest boosts Good Samaritan Fund

The numbers are in! Well, most of them anyway. The fourth annual HOGtoberfest, a FOOD, FRIENDS and FUNdraising event to benefit the Good Samaritan Fund, prompted more than $27,000 in revenue. (A few gift-in-kind and expense amounts have not yet been reported.) This 4th annual hog wild happening was held at Cox Bros. BBQ, an event sponsor.

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on October 6, 2017

Adept at selling acreage and houses, five members of the local real estate community are selling the home-for-many mission of Meadowlark as contestants in a HOG & Kisses Contest. The candidates are asking their friends, family, co-workers, colleagues and Meadowlark stakeholders to help them raise money for the Good Samaritan Fund.

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on September 28, 2017

Two jewelry cases filled with gold, silver, rhinestones and turquoise were flowers to several bidding bees at Meadowlark Foundation’s 3rd annual auction of furniture and other household goods. The event took place Sept. 23 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church.

Resident ambassador Sue Hunt, who volunteered to keep an eye on the cases prior to the auction’s start, reported there were many requests to land on one piece in particular, a Navajo-made squash blossom necklace of turquoise and
silver.

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on September 21, 2017

The renovation progress in Verna Belle’s continues to move forward and remain on schedule. For those who are curious about the work that has been completed so far, here’s a peek behind the plastic!

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on September 21, 2017

Friends of Meadowlark have a fun and tasty opportunity to support the Meadowlark Foundation’s Good Samaritan Fund when the doors to Cox Bros. BBQ open at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26. Brothers Bud and Bobby Cox, sons of Meadowlark Hills resident Ellie Cox, pledge to donate 10% of that day’s proceeds to the Fund.

Food specials on Oct. 26 at Cox Bros. BBQ, 223 McCall Road, include a pulled pork slider combo, available from the restaurant’s opening to closing at 9 p.m., and a hog roast buffet beginning at 6 p.m.

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on September 8, 2017

Leaves are supposed to fall. People aren’t! Falling is NOT a normal part of aging.
   In conjunction with the National Council on Aging’s 10th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day, fittingly set for the first day of fall, Meadowlark is offering the first of several free seminars designed to reduce your risk of falling.

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on August 31, 2017

Who doesn’t love a fast-paced auction? It’s still the one place you can get something for nodding! Although, of course, you do have to stay until the bidder end.

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on July 20, 2017

Tuesday, Wednesday, happy days. Thursday, Friday, happy days.

Home to fictional TV characters Richie Cunningham and Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli, Milwaukee, Wis., promises to offer Happy Days to 36 Meadowlark Travelers. The mystery trippers arrived in Wisconsin's largest city on Tuesday after a night in Davenport Iowa.

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