Bank of Zachary Employees Give Back To Community

Bank of Zachary Employees Give Back to Community Photo: Preston Kennedy, Bank of Zachary president (far left) along with bank employees present a $5,000 check to the Lane RMC Foundation Director, Theresa Payment (far right). This is the third check the bank has presented to the Foundation. Bank of Zachary employees presented Lane Regional Medical Center Foundation with a $5,000 check, the third installment toward their three-year, $15,000 pledge.  A portion of the money was raised throughout 2015 in the form of various fundraisers such as wear jeans day, wear your favorite sports team attire, and raffles for a free day off, gift baskets, sports tickets and more. “I am inspired by the giving attitudes our employees display towards our community,” said Preston Kennedy, Bank of Zachary president.   “They brainstormed for unique fundraising ideas to meet their pledge amount, and I could not be more proud.” The employees of the Bank of Zachary are challenging other businesses and their employees to get involved and make a pledge to support the Lane RMC Foundation in its efforts to raise funds for multiple projects in the coming year. For more information, please call (225) 658-6699 or visit www.LaneRMCFoundation.org. -30-    ...

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First Code Red Chili Cook-off a Successful Event

Lane Regional Medical Center’s inaugural Code Red Chili Cook-off raised more than $14,000 for the LaneRMC Foundation. Emceed by radio personality Sam McGuire, the event was held at the Americana/Level Home Development  in Zachary on Saturday, November 15, 2014.   In addition to tasting some world-class chili, activities included music and live remote with WYNK, craft beer tasting with Brasseurs a la Maison home brewing club, and a classic car show in celebration of the Ford Mustang’s 50 year Anniversary.  Out of the competing teams, three were named Best Chili winners by local celebrity judges: 1st Place Best Chili & People’s Choice Award: The Heat Is On, Head Cook- Travis Hughes     2nd Place Best Chili: Tiger’s Eye Chili, Head Cook- Lacy Tranchina   3rd Place Best Chili: Chili H2O, Head Cook- Hays Owen   Best Team Spirit: Slicin’ and Dicin’, Head Cook- Jonathan Rodriquez and Seth Tassin   Additional chili teams included: The ZAPS, Head Cook- Gary Miller; Extreme Eats, Head Cook- Danielle DuBroc; The Camp Cooks, Head Cook- Ty Roy; Chili Commanders, Head Cook- Jason Allen; and Totally Cool Chili, Head Cook- Barrett Smelley.   The Code Red Chili Cook-off was sponsored by Fox44, WYNK, Superior Ford and The Advocate.  Media supporters included Cox Communications, The Zachary Post, Feliciana Explorer, Woodville Republican, Central Speaks and Business Journal North. And special thanks to all of the LaneRMC team members and community volunteers, as well as Georgia-Pacific, Complete Collision Center, Waste Management, YMCA, Coca-Cola, Banners and Signs by Design and LeBlanc’s Food Stores for making the event...

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Lane Auxiliary Presents $20,000 Check to Foundation

  The Lane Regional Medical Center Auxiliary presented a check for $20,000 to the LaneRMC Foundation at its annual luncheon on August 12, 2014.  Auxiliary president Pauline Rushing presented the check to Theresa Payment, LaneRMC Foundation Director, and Frank Ragsdale, LaneRMC Foundation Chairman.  This is the Auxiliary’s second installment toward its $75,000 pledge to the Foundation.  “I am extremely proud of our work during this past year,” said Rushing.  “It is especially rewarding to know that in addition to serving patients and families on a daily basis, the results of our fundraising efforts can also be seen at the new Radiation Oncology Center which opened on Lane’s campus in March!” CEO Randy Olson thanked the group for volunteering more than 9,000 hours of service this year and praised their on-going fundraising efforts from Gift Shop, Jewelry, and Bake sales, Book Fairs and Popcorn Fridays.  Funds raised go toward the Foundation’s overall goal of $1M to support the hospital’s mission of providing access to the very best healthcare services, technologies and programs available in the region. To join the Lane Auxiliary and become a member of their 54-year tradition of volunteer excellence, please call 225-658-4309.   Pictured L-R: Pauline Rushing, Auxiliary President; Mary Whittington, Historian; Theresa Payment, Foundation Director; Frank Ragsdale, Foundation Chair; Velita Benjamin, Auxiliary Vice President: and Jeanette Carroll, Recording Secretary....

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Dry’s Supports Local Foundation

Dry’s Health Mart Pharmacy recently presented a pledge for $7,500 to the LaneRMC Foundation to support its Cancer Services capital campaign project.  This generous donation will go toward the new Radiation Oncology Center that will open on Lane’s campus in early 2014. “I feel it is my responsibility as a healthcare business to give back to such a worthy cause,” says John Dry, “especially one that will help the community and many of my customers who will benefit from having a local cancer treatment center.” For more information on LaneRMC Foundation’s project, call (225) 658-6699 or visit LaneRMCFoundation.com   Pictured L-R: Brenda Gant, Sundee Pepper, Gwen Spinks, Mikelyn Sumner, Darlene Gremillion, John Dry, Glenn King and Crystal...

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Join us for the First Annual Family Family Fair

Join us for the first annual Fall Family Fair on Wednesday, November 13 thru Sunday, November 17, at Zachary Youth Park, 1650 Mt Pleasant Rd.  The Fair will feature midway rides and games for all ages. Proceeds from the Fall Family Fair will benefit LaneRMC Foundation’s Cancer Services project – the new state-of-the-art Radiation Oncology Center set to open on Lane’s campus in early 2014. Fall Family Fair Hours of Operation: Wed, Nov 13 5 – 10 p.m. Opening Ceremonies, 5 p.m. Thurs, Nov 14 5 – 10 p.m. Fri, Nov 15 5 – 11 p.m. Sat, Nov 16 12 – 11 p.m. Sun, Nov 17 12 – 5 p.m. Pastalaya Cookoff, Noon, $5 per bowl with proceeds benefitting LaneRMC Foundation and American Cancer Society The Fall Family Fair is sponsored by NBC33, Fox 44 and Superior Ford.  For more details, please call the LaneRMC Foundation,...

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Bank of Zachary Supports LaneRMC Foundation with Football Fundraiser

Bank of Zachary employees recently geared up in team colors and “kicked off” their football fundraiser with proceeds to benefit the Lane Regional Medical Center Foundation. By paying a minimal fee each week to wear the colors of their favorite local high school, bank employees have found an easy method to raise funds for Lane’s cancer services campaign.  The campaign is funding a state-of-the art Radiation Oncology Center on Lane’s campus so those battling cancer will not have to travel long distances elsewhere to receive life-saving treatment. “We have a great staff and this is just one fun way for us to support the LaneRMC Foundation project,” said Preston Kennedy, Bank of Zachary president. “We hope other businesses in the region join us and be a part of bringing even greater quality healthcare services to the community!” According to Kennedy, employees have pledged to raise $5000 overall for the project and are hoping to raise at least $500 in each of Bank of Zachary’s three locations throughout the football season.     Zachary location Bank of Zachary employees show their team spirit by wearing Zachary High colors to raise funds for the LaneRMC Foundation cancer services project. Pictured L-R: Beverly Humble, Mark Marionneaux, Kathryn Richard, Kirsten Richard, Laura Metcalfe, Judy Hopwood, Melinda White, Preston Kennedy, Kim McDonald, Vickie Hill, Jodi McManus and Ruth Ann Kuhns.   Central location Bank of Zachary employees show their team spirit by wearing Central High colors to raise funds for the LaneRMC Foundation cancer services project. Pictured L-R: Standing: Shelly Carter, Courtney Carter and Nancy Clark Seated: Amanda Hicks and Andrea...

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