Letter to the Editor

'Night on the Hill' takes on new challenge for Hillcrest

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Dear Editor,

The Night on The Hill event for Hillcrest Nursing Home has taken on a new challenge by moving it to the City Auditorium in order to accommodate The Dueling Pianos by Fun Pianos, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15.

The fundraiser gives a currency injection to the Hillcrest Foundation for various projects and employee scholarships. Previously I have addressed our county nursing home as a garden for many souls that need loving care. This comes from personal observation since 1987.

Thanks to the public support last summer to inform our legislators that state Medicaid payments to nursing homes are up to $55 per day below cost of operations. This year the state did add a little more but not enough. You readers may have noticed that while Gov. Ricketts was visiting McCook on Jan. 16th, he said that he was not aware that the state was not reimbursing nursing homes for actual costs and that he would look into it. Keep him in your prayers.

Night On The Hill this year looks very promising for a fantastic night out. An extra boost for income has been made possible by many table-for-eight sponsors. I interject here that the dinner planners have gone to a lot of work. The evening begins at 6 p.m. for the table guests and the building opens at 7 p.m. for general admission with seating on the upper level. The band will be located on the main floor in the middle of the dining tables. Concert tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Advanced ticket sales are at the Hillcrest Nursing reception desk.

The night will be made special because of the energy generated by the entertainers and you Hillcresters.

All Hillcrest employees have been given tickets for the show because they are the folks that provide the special care and concern for their residents. Actually, this event honors everyone involved with Hillcrest…have a great time February 15th.

A Hillcrester

Don Harpst

McCook, Neb.

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