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CCMH Supports Community Amidst COVID-19

November 27, 2020

Carroll County Memorial Hospital’s Health Information Management team decorated their trunk in a Hocus Pocus theme for the annual CCMH Trunk or Treat Sunday, Oct. 25. In an effort to provide a safe and fun trick-or-treating option during COVID-19, CCMH hosted a “Christmas in the Park” style drive-thru Trunk or Treat.

CARROLLTON, Mo. – Amidst COVID-19, Carroll County Memorial Hospital continues to find it necessary to support community projects and events when possible, while following safety guidelines.

“Community is very important during the holidays and these ongoing trying times,” said Jeff Tindle, CCMH Chief Executive Officer. “We want to support our community while keeping them safe. Many events have morphed into alternate forms, but we continue to participate whenever possible.”

On Sunday, October 25, Carroll County Memorial Hospital staff and community partners came together to set up a non-traditional festive Trunk or Treat event for area children. Traditionally, children are allowed to walk through the parking lot and visit each trunk one by one, gathering candy. This year was a bit different.

“In an effort to continue to provide a safe and fun trick-or-treating option for the communities we serve, this year we held a ‘Christmas in the Park’ style drive-thru Trunk or Treat event,” said Kate Lyons, CCMH Director of Community Relations. “We were thrilled to have local businesses and organizations join CCMH staff again this year, despite the changes we had to make to keep it safe.”

There were 16 displays created by our staff and community members, including festive inflatable Halloween decor. Approximately 120 cars came through the event and approximately 210 bags of candy were passed out to children as they exited the event. CCMH donated the remaining prefilled bags of candy to other local Halloween events.

For Carrollton’s Reverse Lighted Christmas Parade on November 27, CCMH sponsored free hot chocolate coupons to McDonald’s to the first 100 people who came through the park to see the lights, Santa and reverse parade.

CCMH employees also adopt angels off the Angel Tree every year and collect items for the Ministerial Alliance Food Drive. Per this year’s request from the Ministerial Alliance, employees have been supporting the food drive with monetary donations, rather than non-perishable food items, to continue with important safety precautions.

“We know the holidays are so important, and this year particularly,” Tindle said. “As the coronavirus cases rise in Carroll County and in the nation, we must remain diligent to stay safe, stay home and mask up when going out.”

For more information about the services at Carroll County Memorial Hospital, visit our website or call 660-542-1695.

Carroll County Memorial Hospital (CCMH), the area’s premier healthcare resource, is a 25-bed Critical Access facility serving Carrollton and the surrounding communities. It offers 24-hour emergency care, specialized services such as advanced diagnostics, post-acute skilled care (swing bed) and comprehensive family care. CCMH is dedicated to the Health and Well Being of All We Serve. For more information, visit