Over 65 regional business leaders gathered at Country Meadow Village for the November Luncheon for the Burlington Chamber of Commerce, sponsored by Washington State Savings. Val Stafford, Marketing Director of United General Hospital presented a program on brain health. Country Meadow Village Program Director David Bricka is the co-chair for the Ambassador Committee of the Chamber.
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By admin: 11/21/2011 @ 9:16 am
By admin: 11/11/2011 @ 3:54 pm
United General Hospital premiered two commercials starring Country Meadow Village residents Al Schleef, Pinky Holcomb, Bob Benham and Maria Wood. Balloons, “paparazzi” and life-sized cardboard cutouts of Elvis, Scarlett O’Hara and James Dean adorned the space as residents gathered for a viewing.
Valerie Stafford, Communications Director at United, thought it would be a great idea to partner with Country Meadow Village for the commercials. “We are so grateful that Al, Pinky, Bob and Maria took the time to help us out,” she said.
Greg Reed, Administrator of the hospital presented each of the participating residents with a note and special “Emmy” trophy commemorating the occasion. The spots will be shown on the Comcast Networks along with showings at the Concrete Theatre and the Movie Theater at the Cascade Mall.
Tracy Willis, Country Meadow Village Executive Director, enoucrages these types of parnerships in the greater community. “Any time we can partner with organizations like the hospital we jump at the chance,” she said.
Pictured: Valerie Stafford, Communications Director at United General Hospital prepares the crowd for the premiere of the commercials
By admin: 10/12/2011 @ 11:20 am
Summer lemonade stand contributes to cause
Sedro-Woolley Courier Times
SEDRO-WOOLLEY – Who said lemonade stands were just for kids?
The retirement community Country Meadow Village, 1501 Collins Road, set up a lemonade stand in late August to raise money for the Food for Kids program run by the Sedro-Woolley School District.
“Residents and staff at Country Meadow Village thought it would be a good idea to have a lemonade stand on a hot summer day to help raise funds for the Food for Kids program,” Country Meadow Program Director David Bricka said. “We had balloons set up along the road, along with great lemonade and homemade cookies for passers-by. We got the word out using social media, and raised almost $60 for the cause.”
While $60 may not sound like a lot, Country Meadow has raised more than $1,000 since it started working with Food for Kids in July.
Food for Kids is a pilot program started in the spring at Evergreen Elementary School. Students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunches can bring home a backpack full of food on Fridays, “with the hopes that the students will come back to school on Monday ready to learn,” social worker and Sedro-Woolley School District counselor Melissa Arnone said.
Country Meadow focuses on one charity at a time, sometimes choosing an international organization, other times working locally. Executive Director Tracy Willis said residents have participated in the current fundraising effort with enthusiasm.
“Our residents are so thrilled with it and happy that we were able to make a local connection,” she said. “They love that it’s Sedro-Woolley, and it’s directly benefiting kids.”
Pictured: Scott Sutton enjoys lemonade in late August with Country Meadow Village Executive Director Tracy Willis at the retirement community’s fundraising lemonade stand.
By admin: 09/09/2011 @ 12:19 pm
Residents and staff at Country Meadow Village set up a lemonade stand on a hot summer day to help raise funds for the “Food for Kids” program through the Sedro-Woolley School District. Social media, word of mouth, balloons and signs along the road all helped guide thirsty customers to the stand where they enjoyed homemade cookies and refreshing lemonade. The stand raised almost $60; not too shabby for a lemonade stand!
Country Meadow Village will also be having a Yard Sale Friday, September 9 from 9-3 p.m. to raise funds for the program.
By admin: 09/09/2011 @ 11:52 am
Country Meadow Village was awarded 1st place for the third time for Best Marketed Booth at the Burlington and Mount Vernon Chamber’s Million Dollar Golf Tournament. Golfers flocked the “Life’s a Beach” booth for frozen refreshments and a personalized poolside photo of their golf team. The “beach” was so popular that several teams allowed the group behind them to play through as they relaxed in the sand!
Pictured: Country Meadow Village Executive Director Tracy Willis shows off the booth to Mount Vernon Chamber Executive Director Kristen Whitener