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Hagerstown bridge group donates $1,000 to Holly Place

December 26, 2010

At its annual Christmas luncheon, which was held at Nick’s Airport Inn, the Rosemarie Linenberger Grand Slam Charity Bridge group donated $1,000 to Holly Place.   

Doug Wright, Holly Place board president,  accepted the donation from Jan Goldman, president of the bridge group. Additional donations by club members Carol Embrey and Roswitha Belland were included.

While enjoying casual bridge every Friday at Western Sizzlin' restaurant, the group collects $2 per person per week and donates the total to the charity of its choice at its Christmas luncheon.

Wright said Holly Place has one home on South Potomac Street that cares for approximately 15 low-income seniors. Holly Place provides a safe, comfortable home with round-the-clock care for its residents.  While Holly Place receives some funding from both the city and county, state funding has been cut off. Some residents are subsidized by the state, however, Holly Place must find sources for the rest of its operating expenses.

Keeping in mind the difficulties the food banks are going through during this recession, the membership decided to send a check for $300 in December to help Food Resources Inc. in Hagerstown.   

Group members are pleased and proud to be able to help these two local organizations.

For more information about the group, call Jacque Goodnow at 301-797-8413 or Jan Goldman at 301-714-4794.

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