2019 ‘Project Poinsettia’ Delivers 1,000 Poinsettias To Area Nursing Home Residents

Woof Boom Radio staff members Mitch Henck, Brian Casey, and Zack Johnson are pictured with Sugar Fork Crossing nursing home residents during a Project Poinsettia delivery. Photo by: Lindsey MartinWoof Boom Radio staff members Mitch Henck, Brian Casey, and Zack Johnson are pictured with Sugar Fork Crossing nursing home residents during a Project Poinsettia delivery. Photo by: Lindsey Martin

By: Mike Rhodes—

Muncie, IN—From November 25th through the 27th, 1,000 poinsettias were delivered to local nursing home residents through Woof Boom Radio’s 3rd annual Project Poinsettia.

Numerous community-minded organizations and local businesses participated in and helped sponsor the project. (See their names below.) Sponsoring businesses had their logos printed on a greeting card that was inserted into each poinsettia, so residents would know who the poinsettia was from.

The beautiful poinsettia flowers were provided by Wasson Nursery and Foister’s Flowers and Gifts.

Lindsay Stafford, local and national sales manager for Woof Boom Radio, said, “This is our 3rd year bringing Project Poinsettia into the lives of nursing home residents. And each year brings more and more smiles. It’s so humbling being able to bring the holidays to those who need it most. Woof Boom Radio couldn’t do it without all of our amazing local sponsors. We’re so thankful for them and for the opportunity to bring joy to local nursing home residents in our area.”

Steve Lindell is director of operations at Woof Boom Radio and a 25 year host of the WLBC Wake Up Crew. Lindell helped with poinsettia deliveries at many of the nursing home locations. He said, “The smiles that we saw were an amazing reward for the effort of this annual event. To see the outpouring of support from area businesses and organizations showing their love to these amazing people was also very heartwarming. WLBCland has a LOT of big hearts!”

J Chapman, president and CEO of Woof Boom Radio said, “Our employees love Project Poinsettia. It’s an opportunity for them to do something for others. Project Poinsettia gives not only Woof Boomers an opportunity to give, but dozens of Delaware County businesses pitch in and make this project work every year. If one flower brings a smile to someone who is feeling alone, the effort is very worthwhile.”

Poinsettia deliveries were made to the following locations:

Albany Health and Rehabilitation, Albany IN
Alexandria Care Center, Alexandria IN
Bethel Pointe Health and Rehabilitation, Muncie IN
Community North Care Center, Anderson IN
Countryside Family-First Senior Living, Anderson IN
Edgewater Woods, Anderson IN
Elmcroft of Muncie, Muncie IN
Golden Living Center, Muncie IN
Heritage House of New Castle, New Castle IN
Liberty Village, Muncie IN
Lindberg Crossing Senior Living, Anderson IN
Miller’s Merry Manor, Chesterfield IN
Miller’s Merry Manor, Middletown IN
Morrison Woods, Muncie IN
Parker Healthcare, Parker City IN
Pine Knoll, Winchester IN
Providence Post Acute, Anderson IN
Randolph Nursing, Winchester IN
Signature Health Care, Muncie IN
Sugar Fork Crossing, Anderson IN
Summit Convalescent Center, Summitville IN
Waters Edge Village, Muncie IN
The Waters, Muncie IN
Westminster Village, Muncie IN
Willow Bend Living Center, Muncie IN
The Woodlands, Muncie IN
Yorktown Manor, Yorktown IN
United Faith Housing—Harder House, Anderson IN
United Faith Housing—Vermillian Place, Anderson IN

Local Businesses and Organizations Who Participated in Project Poinsettia:

A-1 Concrete Leveling
Alaska Heating and Cooling
Albany Health and Rehabilitation
American Mortgage Service Co.
AutoFarm Mobility
Bens Pretzels
Bethel Pointe Health and Rehabilitation
Brian Pierce
Brooks Body and Paint Shop
Bullock Heating and Cooling
City of Muncie
Clemens Home Solutions
Delaware County Sheriff’s Department
Elm Ridge Funeral Home
Emens Auditorium
First Merchants Bank
Frederick Chiropractic
Gutter Helmet
Harkin Eye Care
Holder Bedding
Indiana Wesleyan University
IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital
Ivy Tech Community College
Jam Printing
Life Stream Services
Lowery’s Home Made Candies
Lucky Rabbit Tattoo
Madison Millwork
Maplewood Cemetery
Meeks Mortuary
Meridian Health Services
Mr. Mouse
Muncie Children’s Museum
Muncie Civic Theatre
Muncie Redevelopment Commission
Ontario Systems
Parker Health and Rehabilitation
Parson Mortuary
Pete’s Bar and Grill
Pridemark Construction
Reeds Plumbing
Ruoff Home Mortgage
Ryan’s Auto
Sherriff Goslin Roofing
Silver Birch of Muncie
State Farm—Jason May Agency
United Insurance Agencies
University Dermatology Center
Walls Furniture
Westminster Village
Wick’s Pies
Wilson’s Hearing Aid
Wright Way Collision Repair
YMCA of Muncie

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