A Community that Cares

Open House highlights new walk-in freezer/cooler

On Tuesday, October 28, 2014, the Good Samaritan Center hosted an Open House to showcase their new walk-in freezer and cooler, made possibly by the Walmart Foundation State Giving Program.

While giving a tour of the Center and what it offers the needy in our community, volunteer Dan Paige explained, “Before we had fresh produce that would quickly spoil because we didn’t have enough refrigeration space. Now that we have the cooler, there is plenty of space to store our fresh food, and along with the new walk-in freezer, we can now offer more meat options for families.”

Ryan Fluesmeier, of Fluesmeier Leasing and Sales, donated both financial support and volunteer labor on this project. The Center welcomes volunteers and non-perishable food donations at their location in downtown Excelsior Springs at 108 Thompson Avenue.

Free art projects and experiences for children

The Art Room at Good Samaritan Center will be providing free art projects and experiences for children K through 5th grade on Thursday afternoons between 3:45 and 6 p.m. The Art Room is the first door on the right inside GSC's ramp door, west end of the building. Conducted by local artist Roberta Hammer, children are invited to drop-in for 60 to 90 minutes of fun! Registration is required, class size is limited. Click here for registration form.

Congratulations to our 22nd Annual Spring Scramble winners

"The Good Samaritan Golf Tournament went just super, the best weather ever and many golfers who all appeared to be having a wonderful time. Over $18,000 raised will go a long way in providing emergency assistance to those we serve," said Martha Buckman, GSC Executive Director.

"The golf course was great to work with and I had a terrific committee of board members, community members and staff. There are just a lot of wonderful people in this community who know how to come together to help others and if they have a good time while doing this ... all the better," Buckman said.

A Flight winners for 2014 are:
First place - Dean and Melissa Berry, Alivia Seely and Amber Ratza
Second place - Jeff Vineyard, Deb Vineyard and Bob Hart
Third place - Dave Haugland, Jeremiah Titus, Scott Guthrie, Johnny Conrick
Fourth place - Joe Edmundson, Tim Dugan, Calan McConkey, John Bowen

B Flight winners for 2014 are:
First place - Kevin Duesck, Gary Schmidt, Roger Gatlin, and Rich Andrew
Second place - Dan Paige, Jim Tucker, Steve Bean and Neil Buckman
Third place - Benny Cain, Jim Hughes, Harold Harbough, Denny McClain
Fourth place - Travis Overholtzer, Barry Krevitz, Kent Clower and Randy Campbell

Putting Contest:
First place - Jeff Chappel
Second place - Kevin Duesck

There was no winner in the hole-in-one contest.

NKC Golf Tournament benefits Center work

Pictured from left are John Hill, GSC Board of Director, Martha Buckman, GSC Executive Director, Peggy Schmidt, NKC Hospital CEO, and Martin Conrad, GSC Board President.

The Good Samaritan Center of Excelsior Springs was a major recipient of funds from the 21st Annual North Kansas City Hospital Golf Tournament held in September 2013. The Chip in for Charity Open has been helping nonprofits since 1993.
The GSC board and staff want to thank everyone who was involved in making this a successful event for NKC Hospital and helping to provide much needed services to local families.

Tortoise & Hare 5K Race Day Awards

The Annual Tortoise and Hare 5K Race Day was held Saturday, April 20. More than 200 persons turned out to compete in the 5K Run and 2 mile walk. The event was a unique experience focused less on speed and more on crazy color fun as sponsory Anytime Fitness brought "The Color Run" to Excelsior Springs. Below are the race day results.

Overall Male: Ellis Gilham 19:50
Overall Female:
Janel Rebello 21:05

Mens 12 & Under
Michael Rebello 21:01
Zane Lohman 24:36
Hunter Chappel 24:52

Mens 13-18
Connor Lawrence 24:57
Jonathan Pavlicek 27:15

Mens 19-30
Andy Dale 30:04
Phillip Starostica 46:12

Mens 31-40
Dan Lloyd 19:52
William J. Griem Jr. 20:16
Nathan Ishmael 21:01

Mens 41-50
Ray Roberts 20:28
Lann Wasson 22:58
Greg Cline 27:36

Mens Masters
Jeff Maynard 22:39
Womens 12 & Under
Paige Roberts 25:01
Marissa Roberts 26:36
Zacalen Lohman 29:09

Womens 13-18
Amy Madrogal 25:42
Lyndsey Gooding 28:54
Emily Harris 31:41

Womens 19-30
Kelli Nelson 23:27
Molly Jasinksi 26:35
Rebekah Marcotte 27:39

Womens 31-40
Vanessa Griem 2:33
Dana Thomas 26:56
Brandy Jackson 27:12

Womens 41-50
Kim Siegel 28:31
Laura Webb 32:33
Kathy Clevenger 34:08

Womens Masters
Carol Hafeman 25:13
Donna Hill 30:01
Rebecca Maynard 33:01

Programs offered

The Good Samaritan Center offers Celebrate Recovery meetings  at 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the center.
This meeting is for those who are struggling with difficult habits or feel as if they  feel they do not have a firm grasp on all that is going on in  their life. 
To register with a caseworker or for more information call (816) 630-2718, ext. 28.

For additional classes and programs currently available at the Good Samaritan Center building, click here.

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