Pioneer Memorial has successful Spring Fling

Pioneer Memorial has successful Spring Fling Pioneer Memorial Hospital and Health Services held its annual Spring Fling on Tuesday, March 25. This event included a community blood drive and a day of fund-raising activities.

Forty units of blood were donated at the bloodmobile drive. The Sioux Falls Regional Blood Bank stated that at least 120 seriously ill patients will be helped by the donations of blood in Viborg. Pioneer Memorial extends a heartfelt thanks to all the donors who gave the gift of life.

The fund-raising activities for the day included a bake sale, Taco in a Bag, ice cream social and cash raffle. Congratulations to the raffle winners: Ingrid Peterson, $100; Dr. Francisco Cruz, $75; and Melanie Parson, $50.

The funds raised are dedicated for use within the communities served by Pioneer Memorial. This year's proceeds were dedicated for three purposes: (1) A $500 healthcare scholarship to a high school senior pursuing future education in the field of healthcare, (2) Northern Turner County Food Pantry in Parker, and (3) Southern Turner County Food Pantry in Centerville.

Pioneer Memorial is pleased to announce that Erin Smith is the recipient of the $500 healthcare scholarship. Smith is a senior at Parker High School and plans to major in nursing at South Dakota State University this fall. She is the daughter of Troy and Jennifer Smith.

Pioneer Memorial greatly appreciates the generous support of the area communities.

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