Golden Meadows benefit auction termed best ever; $7,600 netted

    The June 21 benefit auction to raise money for the Golden Meadows Home Special Needs Resident Fund was “the most successful ever,” Administrator Tom Magnan reported to the Adams County Commissioners at their meeting Monday.
    The auction, the 20th annual benefit event held at the county facility, netted $7,665, Magnan told commissioners. He stated the auction itself grossed $6,904, while food sales ($485.91), a pair of raffles ($234) and $625 in cash donations brought total revenues to $8,249.
    Magnan also updated commissioners on a maintenance issue concerning the chimney at the home, which he had first reported last month. He stated retired mason Byron Thompson had inspected the crack in the chimney and determined it only appeared on the outside of the brick structure, leaving the inside intact. “We don’t believe it’s a serious issue,” Magnan said, adding the exterior damage will be fixed.
    He told commissioners the revamped dietary menu has been implemented, adding more fresh items and eliminating prepackaged meals.
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