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CCMH Continues to Support Community with Safety in Mind

January 04, 2022

Carroll County Memorial Hospital participated in the Carroll County Lighted Christmas Parade Friday, November 26. The theme was “Christmas Vacation.”

CARROLLTON, Mo. – Despite the challenges posed by the ongoing pandemic, Carroll County Memorial Hospital continues to support community projects and events when possible, while following safety guidelines.

“Community is always very important to CCMH during the holidays and all year round,” said Scott Thoreson, CCMH Chief Executive Officer. “We continue to seek out opportunities to support our community and morph events as needed to keep our community safe.”

On Monday, October 25, CCMH staff and community partners came together to create a safe and successful Trunk or Treat event for area children. Returning to a somewhat traditional event, children were allowed to walk through the parking lot and visit each trunk one by one, gathering candy. However, this year CCMH challenged individuals to come up with creative ways to deliver candy from six feet away. Delivery methods were unique in ways of slides, zip lines, PVC tubes, poles and many more creations that were artful and masterful.

CCMH handed out prizes to staff members in three categories. Jillian Rader and Joyce Casner won the Most Creative Delivery Method with their zip-line delivery of bags of candy. Jnae Hussey and her family won Best Group Costume with their “It’s Game Day!” themed trunk with their cheerleader, football player, umpire and the littlest member of the family dressed as a football. Mandy Placke and her family won Best Trunk with a bunch of “Hocus Pocus.”

The 2021 event hosted 20 trunks and 444 individuals were in attendance. CCMH staff donated candy throughout the month of October for this event. CCMH staff also took part in Trunk or Treats in Hale, Tina and Brunswick, and donated remaining candy to the Carroll County Area YMCA and Carroll County Chamber’s Trick or Treat on the Square events.

For Carroll County’s Lighted Christmas Parade on November 26, CCMH participated by lighting up one of the CCMH buses with net lights while a small Christmas tree rode on the hood.

CCMH employees also adopted 75 angels off the Angel Tree in honor of the holiday season. Continuing with the annual support of the Ministerial Alliance Food Drive, CCMH collected monetary donations for the food vouchers that were provided to families in need during Christmas. CCMH was able to donate $1,200 to the drive.

“We really hope the generosity of our staff helped make the holiday season merrier for some of our community members,” Thoreson said. “We truly have an amazing, caring staff that believe in helping others whether it’s through healthcare or community events. The staff at CCMH are always dedicated to the health and well-being of all we serve.”