Flea market nets trip money

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 17, 2003

Residents at Pike Manor Health Care Center will have some money in the bank to help fund their travel plans, thanks to a flea market sale that earned about $500 for the fund.

Rochelle Hill, activities director, said items that were no longer needed we offered to family and friends of the residents and supporters of the facility for very reasonable prices.

"We had a good selection of items and most of them were gone shortly after lunch," she said. "Books were popular items as were craft items made by our residents. We had tables, chairs, blankets, a typewriter, arts and crafts, and odds and ends. We even had sombreros. It was a good sale and we appreciate everyone that came out and supported us."

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Hill said the funds raised at the sale will be used to fund the resident's travel fund.

"We have $350 in cash and we have checks and some cash that have not been counted," she said. "And, we still have some items left that we hope will be gone by the end of the day. We should raise at least $500 and that will go a long way toward the trips that our residents take."

Hill said the residents enjoy going on short rides around the community.

"They like to get out and ride and see what's going on," she said. "They enjoy that about as much as going out of town. We take our residents on fishing trips, to the movies and sometimes to Montgomery to an event."

The Memorial Weekend Rodeo at Cattleman Park was a special treat for the residents and they also enjoy a bowling outing.

"We try to take them to different places and, to do so, we need a fund to take care of the expenses," she said. "Because of the generosity of so many, we will be able to go more places. We thank everyone who came out and supported our residents.'