The Administrator, LuAnn Rogge, commented that once again the Marcus area has been quite faithful to Heartland. With many people returning to the Marcus area for the Marcus Fair, the board felt this would be a good time to express their appreciation for all this support.
Many people donated funds to furnish this facility, to make sure the present and future residents of the facility will have their dignity maintained.
Rogge also thanked Linda Smith of Marcus for her assistance, donating her time and talents as an interior designer to help complete the finishing details of Heartland's makeover. Smith worked closely with the architect, Ebert Construction, and Rogge.
The new large dining area may also be used for family and friend gatherings as well as the vacated room by the Director of Nursing. They have set up a nice dining table and chairs in the vacated room also for smaller gatherings where one may enjoy some privacy.
In addition to the open house, the home is sponsoring a "SMILE" contest for kids ages four to six from the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn School District on Wednesday, August 11th at 7 p.m. in the dining room. The residents enjoy seeing children and sack treats will be handed out to all participants, plus they can ride the fire truck in the Marcus Fair parade on Saturday.