Becky Fitzgerald

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Written By Becky Fitzgerald on April 26, 2019

Meadowlark fund grows by more than $26,500! 

  During a 24-hour period on Monday, 58 local non-profit endowment funds received more than $520,000 in private, charitable gifts from supporters. With Greater Manhattan Community Foundation providing a 50% match to eligible donations ($25 to $1000), the total raised during the 7th annual Grow Green Match Day tops $780,000!

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on April 26, 2019

 You came, you saw, you purchased! After 13 hours over three days, much of the merchandise at Meadowlark Market has found new homes. A soft opening on March 22 for residents and employees was followed by an opening to the public on Saturday and Sunday, March 30 and 31. Sales receipts for those three days total $3,736.03, and benefit our Good Samaritan Fund!         

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on April 26, 2019

You came, you saw, you purchased! After 13 hours over three days, much of the merchandise at Meadowlark Market has found new homes. A soft opening on March 22 for residents and employees was followed by an opening to the public on Saturday and Sunday, March 30 and 31. Sales receipts for those three days total $3,736.03, and benefit our Good Samaritan Fund!         

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on April 10, 2019

There were many winners at Art Mingle: Plein Air Affair.

Guest artists Kim Casebeer and Susan Rose saw 28 of their original landscape paintings leave in the hands of new owners via the event’s silent and live auctions as well as a “buy it now” opportunity in their Artist’s Showcase rooms. Casebeer’s “Quiet in the Valley” generated the highest bid of the night at $1,750, while Rose’s “Winter Meadowlark” was snapped up quickly for $1,300 in her Showcase room.

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on November 7, 2018

Our 5th annual FOOD, FRIENDS and FUNdraising event to benefit the Good Samaritan Fund generated $24,765.64 in revenue! This number is a few thousand less than 2017’s total, but more
sponsors, higher Cox Bros. BBQ sales, a generous 50/50 Raffle winner and fewer expenses equal a larger net profit ($21,897.53) than 2017’s tally ($20,985.23).

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on October 24, 2018

We’re just a few weeks into fall, but it’s not too early to think about spring. Meadowlark’s travel program began in the fall of 2004 with a trip to Branson, and for our 20th adventure, Monte Spiller and I are as giddy as Sesame Street characters thinking about the letter “A”. Again working with a Canadian travel agency, we’ve put together five days and four nights, primarily in Arkansas.

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on October 24, 2018

Kansas Room Pub-goers and Meadowlark’s Art Committee have long been united in their wishes to add art to the pub that reflects the vibrancy of the space. The landscape painting that previously hung on the west wall is lovely, for sure, but many thought it was too tranquil for the boisterous atmosphere of our Wednesday ice cream socials and our nightly cocktails and conversation.

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on October 24, 2018

Four paintings by current Meadowlark residents are on display this month on the wall opposite the Game Room. Elaine Manges, Apt. 213, and June Myers, 1220 Meadowlark Circle, answered the Art Committee’s call for artwork to be hung in this temporary exhibit space. All four pieces are watercolor paintings. The Art Committee’s plan is to use the temporary exhibit space to display new art, either purchased or donated for Meadowlark’s collection.

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on October 24, 2018

Friends of Meadowlark have a fun and tasty opportunity to support the Meadowlark Foundation’s Good Samaritan Fund when the doors to Cox Bros. BBQ open at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25. Brothers Bud and Bobby Cox, sons of Meadowlark Hills resident Ellie Cox, pledge to donate 10% of that day’s proceeds to the Fund during our 5th annual HOGTOBERFEST. Food specials on Oct. 25 at Cox Bros. BBQ, 223 McCall Road, include a pulled pork and chicken slider buffet, available for $9.99 from 11 to 2 p.m., and a hog roast buffet beginning at 5 p.m. for $12.99.

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on May 24, 2018

   The C. of C. Clyde Jones’s name stands for Clifton, but it could very well stand for “Community”. A seemingly tireless leader, mentor, consultant, philanthropist, and volunteer, Jones at 95 is a friend and inspiration to many people and many Manhattan area causes and organizations.
    A volunteer award given annually by Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce bears his name, as do a Wildcat football career development program, a charity 5K fun run and walk, and a graduate scholarship in business administration.