FAIRBURY — The Spring Salad Festival of the Jefferson Community Health Center Auxiliary will be held on Thursday, May 21, at the Fairbury Elks Club. This is the 50th anniversary Salad Festival. The first Salad Festival was held as a fund-raiser for the JCHC Auxiliary in the spring of 1965.
“The Salad Festival has a long history in our community, and has been a wonderful fund-raiser for the JCHC Auxiliary,” said Lana Likens, director of public relations at Jefferson Community Health Center. “It is also something that has provided wonderful food and fellowship, and our community has enjoyed.”
In honor of the 50th anniversary Salad Festival, a cookbook is being produced which is expected to be available for purchase at this year’s event.
The salad festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets will be $6 in advance, and $6.50 at the door. Advance tickets will be available at several local businesses in May.
The Spring Salad Festival is the main fund-raising event of the auxiliary. The auxiliary provides scholarships to students entering medical fields, provides Christmas gifts for residents of the Gardenside long-term care at Jefferson Community Health Center, and provides volunteer help at JCHC in a variety of projects.
Anyone interested in more information about the auxiliary or the salad festival should contact Lana Likens at (402) 729-6855.More