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Grateful for meal program support in Florence County

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From Tiffany White, director, Aging and Disability Resource Center of Florence County, Florence, Wis.:

I have been overwhelmed in recent days with the community support for the Florence County Elderly Nutrition Program, and want to share the good news!

Demand for home-delivered meals in Florence County has increased as a direct result of the closure of our congregate senior meal sites. We realized that we were running low of the stones we use to keep meals hot while they are being delivered. I reached out to Norway Granite & Stone to see if they would be willing to cut some for us. They were very happy to help us and cut over two dozen stones for our use and donated them to our program. When I picked the stones up at their shop, I was also given an envelope with a card and an additional cash donation!

Also, a group of community volunteers informed us they were making cloth facemasks and asked if we would like any. I put in a request for 125 to provide them to all of our current Home Delivered Meal participants, with a few extra in case we received requests for more. These masks already have been delivered to the Aurora and Fence participants and were to go out to Florence participants this past week. Tipler participants will get a mask with their meals Tuesday. We have already heard from many grateful recipients! While some members of this mask-making group prefer their anonymity, I would like to say thank you directly to Sally Henry-Stealens, Lydia Angle, Donna Schuls, Tracy Asanuma and Sally Miller.

As we all work to adjust to the new reality of life in a pandemic, I am so proud and humbled to be working with an outstanding staff at the ADRC of Florence County and to be a part of such a vibrant, caring community.

Thank you all, and be safe!

Thanks to all those who honked for birthday party

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From Doni-Mae B. Rauch, Quinnesec:

Thanks to those who saw our family sign on the U.S. 2 highway in Norway on Friday asking you to join in celebration of a 6-year-old having a “Safe At Home” birthday party with bubbles, outdoor games and Minecraft presents. It said to HONK … and many, many, many of you did, each time making the youngster smile. And you made his family members smile as well.

Thanks from Grammie Dee.

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