The staff and residents of the Chautauqua County Home, along with community members, are giving back this month to the Relay for Life.
"So many people have been touched by cancer," said Amy Atwell, nurse practitioner. "The staff and residents of the Chautauqua County Home are happy to make a difference.
Atwell and the rest of the staff have been involved in a friendly "Penny Drive" competition, and in one week have already raised over $930 with six teams participating. This Monday, each team (five nursing units and dietary department), along with all other departments on those teams, had a huge bake sale. The day room was filled with delicious smells and proud smiles of residents, volunteers and hungry members of the community. There were treats available from pizza to meatball subs and brownies, muffins, cream puffs and so much more. At one table, a woman even brought her homemade scones in, made from a recipe she brought here from England. These and so many of the treats were "'family secret' good."
The County Home’s bake sale.
At the end of the day, all of the baked goods raised another $919. The total so far is over $1,850 in contributions. The penny drive will continue until the end of the month with collection jugs on each unit.
There will be a pizza lunch on Monday, April 15. All proceeds go to the Relay for Life. Then, on Monday, April 29, there will be a Chinese auction with many creative basket donations to bid on, all conveniently located in the day room, just off of the lobby in the Chautauqua County Home.
All community members are welcome to these fundraisers.