Mercer Foundation for Health Holds Ice Cream Social to Thank Community

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record
Randy and Darcy Relander along with their grandchildren, Owen and Chloe, decide what delicious toppings they want on their ice cream served by Tiffany Yingst and Sue Sutton.

Mercer Foundation for Health held a complimentary Ice Cream Social on Thursday, July 28 at Central Park in Aledo to thank the community for their support and friendship.  The Foundation partnered with  Aledo Main Streets Farmer's Market to promote healthy living and support local growers.  Attendees enjoyed soft serve ice cream with special thanks to the Mercer County Nursing Home for donating their machine for the event.

" I love the Ice Cream Social because we can personally thank the community and partner with great organizations like Aledo Main Street and the Mercer County Nursing Home.  Jeff Rush generously donated a freezer and his truck to move the ice cream machine.  All of us working together make a great event like the Ice Cream Social possible, " said Vicki Palmer, President, Mercer Foundation for Health.

Over the past year, the Foundation purchased two gurneys, a microscope, treadmill, and donated $25,000 toward the renovation of Medical Associates Clinic.  Mercer Foundation for Health Board of Directors live in the area and are dedicated to helping improve the quality of life for Mercer County residents by supporting local health care.

Mercer Foundation for Health is a not-for-profit organization with the mission to assist in providing the best possible health care for the people of Mercer County. The primary focus is to acquire financial support for Mercer County Hospital in the form of gifts, grants, endowments, and bequests.

Left side front to back - Peggy and John Malone, Hugh Brown
Right side front to back - Holly, Emily, and Mason Brown