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Good Samaritan Society-Mount Carroll celebrates its history

MOUNT CARROLL – The Good Samaritan Society-Mount Carroll is joining Good Samaritan Society locations across the nation in celebrating the founding of The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society.

The Evangelical Good Samaritan Society opened its first home in Arthur, North Dakota, 94 years ago. Over the years, the Society has grown from serving a handful of residents to being the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider of care and services for seniors.

The Good Samaritan Society-Mount Carroll doors opened in 1970 and the 47th Founder’s Day will be celebrated with a special program Sunday. Starting at 1 p.m., Professor B3, Steve Behrens, will entertain with bubbles. At 2 p.m., Boy Scouts Troop 45 will conduct the flag ceremony, followed by music provided by the New Spirit Band and an ice cream social. Festivities also include a bake sale hosted by the GSS Auxiliary, raffle and silent auction. Staff and residents welcome all family and community members to attend.

All proceeds from the Founder’s Day event will be used to help renovate the gazebo located on the center’s campus.

“On Founder’s Day, we honor our organization’s rich history, but we also honor and celebrate with our staff members and the people we serve,” said Luann Brewington, administrator at Good Samaritan Society-Mount Carroll.

The Good Samaritan Society-Mount Carroll has received a Five-Star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid for excellence in providing compassionate care. The society’s mission is to share God’s love in word and deed by providing shelter and supportive services to older persons and others in need, believing that “In Christ’s Love, Everyone Is Someone.”

For more information, call Anna Gray at 815-244-7715.

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