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By Mark Dykes

ESA contributes to senior center


Mark Dykes

Hot Spring County Senior Center Director Lisa Pierce, left, accepts a donation from ESA member Kendi Heinze.

Among the organizations in town providing assistance is the local chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA).

Cindy Magelky, who is the treasurer and philanthropic chair for the local ESA chapter and the current president at the state level, explained it is a service organization working to make a difference for others. On the local level, one of the projects is sponsoring the Carma J. Simon Memorial Scholarship for graduating seniors.

ESA also puts together Thanksgiving food baskets and Christmas gift baskets for those in need, Magelky said, and help people experiencing medical issues with needs such as food and gas. They also make donations to those who have had a home fire.

At the state level, ESA has helped get supplies for students at St. Joseph's Children's Home in Torrington. On the national level, they also help with Hope for Heroes, which provides assistance to veterans. They're also supportive of St. Jude's Hospital and Easter Seals.

Magelky noted there are 12 members in the local chapter, and they are happy to help out any way they can for those in need. About a year ago, they found out about the renovation happening at the Hot Springs County Senior Center. To help with the project, they sold popcorn balls and caramel apples, with over $600 going to the center.

Lisa Pierce, executive director for the senior center, expressed appreciation to former officer manager Mandi Reynolds for working with ESA. She hopes to put the money toward new dishes at the center.


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