News & Events
News & Events
Visitors to Haypress Falls Christmas display this past season live up to Denny and Sherry Vetter’s wish for this Christmas tradition. People in Greene County care about the people in Greene County. This is the third year that the donations for visiting the Christmas Display have been donated to the Gas Card for Cancer Program. Over the past three years this display has received donations of almost $5700 towards this program. Denny and Sherry Vetter of Haypress Falls and Ed Nolan from Exotic Animals and Petting Zoo started this Christmas Display several years ago and it continues to grow.
Since the beginning of this Gas Card Program in 2010, the Thomas H. Boyd Memorial Foundation has given over $56,000 in gas cards. (CALHOUN) The program is a very simple program , a patient must live in Greene County, and have to drive to receive cancer treatments. A form is completed each month the patient goes for treatment and the next month they received a $75.00 gas card from one of the gas stations in Greene County.
If you or someone you know is currently receiving cancer treatments and live in Greene or Calhoun county, or if you would like to donate to this program, please call 217-942-6946 and ask for administration.
Over the past few weeks, patients in the outpatient therapy department utilized the beautiful Christmas print pillow cases that the Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) from Greenfield made and donated to Boyd Memorial Hospital. The fabric was donated by the family of a deceased loved one. Members who participated in the community service project were Michaela Burrows, Abby McElroy, Heather Camden, Christopher Goldberg, Dana Newell and Paige White. Other students who helped were Teddy Richey and Mallory Goode. A group of students and their advisor LuAnn Hubbard brought the pillow cases to the hospital to be used for patients.