Blog Posts by Becky Fitzgerald

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on June 1, 2016

Hilton. Hupe. Hawley. Current Meadowlark Hills resident Evelyn Hawley has had only one last initial since the day she was born in 1923, and learning about her career and knowing her contributions at Meadowlark Hills, other h-words and phrases come to mind: helpful, hard-working, high standards, hospitable. 

Evelyn, who worked for 26 years in Physical Facilities at Kansas State University and who has donated time and money to various Meadowlark Hills projects, was honored Monday, May 23, at the 14th annual LegacySociety Banquet sponsored by Meadowlark Hills Foundation. 

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on June 1, 2016

Hilton. Hupe. Hawley. Current Meadowlark Hills resident Evelyn Hawley has had only one last initial since the day she was born in 1923, and learning about her career and knowing her contributions at Meadowlark Hills, other h-words and phrases come to mind: helpful, hard-working, high standards, hospitable. 

Evelyn, who worked for 26 years in Physical Facilities at Kansas State University and who has donated time and money to various Meadowlark Hills projects, was honored Monday, May 23, at the 14th annual LegacySociety Banquet sponsored by Meadowlark Hills Foundation. 

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on April 28, 2016

Meadowlark Hills Foundation’s endowed fund gets a big boost!

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on April 6, 2016

Earth Day, April 22, 2016, is a great day for the Manhattan, Kansas community when the 4th Annual Grow Green Match Day will take place. On that day, donations made through the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation to participating nonprofit agencies will receive a 50% match that can be used for their most crucial needs. 

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on March 30, 2016

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, “A Grand Night of Singing” at Quality Hill Playhouse and lunch/shopping at Webster House. Kansas City, Mo., has much to entice visitors, so plan now to join Monte Spiller and Becky Fitzgerald when we travel in May to the City of Fountains. 
 

A three-day, two-night adventure is planned for Tuesday, May 10 through Thursday, May 12, and speaking of water features, a guided tour of some of the city’s fountains is on our itinerary, too!

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on January 27, 2016

The new year has started off with a significant increase to our Good Samaritan Fund as a result of a successful Dollar-A-Day campaign. In early December, letters and donation cards were sent to nearly 600 Meadowlark Hills supporters, inviting one-time donations or regularly scheduled gifts to the Fund throughout 2016.

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on November 25, 2015

The top of the short wall in front of Magye Loya’s desk has some additional bling this week. “In the Key of Christmas,” a decorated tree entered in the annual Festival of Trees competition, won two awards at a gala on Friday, Nov. 20, at Houston Street Ballroom. The tree, designed and decorated by Meadowlark Hills employees Kristin Bribiesca, Becky Fitzgerald, Mary Harness, Magye Loya and Kinzie Jo Zimmerman, earned the Festival Favorite and People’s Choice awards. 

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on November 5, 2015

Helga, the six-week old baby hog, had a lot to say when Tracy Musselman pulled her from her cage at HOGtoberfest on Oct. 29. During the finale of the HOG & Kisses Contest, Helga’s squeals and grunts grew louder with each candidate I introduced, hogging the spotlight with her oinking and pretty, pink nose. 

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on October 22, 2015

Happy, the HOGtoberfest mascot, was busy last week, attending meetings with me and visiting participants in this year’s HOG & Kisses Contest. She did all she could to encourage the candidates to continue to raise support and awareness for Meadowlark Hills Foundation’s Good Samaritan Fund, leading up to HOGtoberfest on Thursday, Oct. 29, at Cox Bros. BBQ, 223 McCall Road.

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on October 8, 2015

A local business has generously agreed to help Meadowlark Hills Foundation promote HOGtoberfest, which is set for Thursday, Oct. 29. The what, where, when and why pertaining to HOGtoberfest is expected to be displayed beginning Monday, Oct. 12, on two marquees in Manhattan. Be on the look-out for these signs! The first employee, resident or Passport member to contact Becky Fitzgerald after seeing one of these marquees will be entered to win the HOGtoberfest door prize, a barbecue meal for 10.

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