The Fulton County Hospital Foundation is gearing up to have its first ever fundraiser.
On Nov. 16 North Arkansas Home Care of Salem will sponsor a chili supper for the foundation in the Salem High School Cafeteria from 4-7 p.m., just prior to the Greyhound's first senior high home basketball game of the season.
This newly established group, which is in the process of becoming officially recognized as a non-profit organization, is a group of residents from the tri-county area of Fulton, Sharp and Izard counties.
The group is not a branch of the Fulton County Hospital Board, nor is it any part of the hospital. Instead "(the FCHF) is a companion to the growth of the hospital," said foundation member Shanna McGuffee shortly after the groups formation in June.
According to the foundation's bylaws, "The FCHF is organized exclusively for charitable and community service purposes and not for profit. Its purpose is the advancement of the health and overall welfare of the well-being services provided by Fulton County Hospital for the residents of the tri-county area."
Foundation member Trena Spears said some of the money the foundation raises will be for items for the hospital; however, much of the money will go back into the community for charitable purposes.
The monies raised at this first fund-raising event will be used to purchase new furniture for the patient rooms at Fulton County Hospital.
"Chili with all the fixings and dessert will be served. Everyone is encouraged to come by before the basketball games and support your local hospital foundation," Spears said.
For more information or to make a donation contact Spears at 870-371-0848 or North Arkansas Home Care at 870-895-2273.