GALETTA – The MacGowan’s Christmas Tree Farm in Galetta hosted the perfect outing to get the community in the holiday spirit and raise funds in support of the Arnprior Regional Health Foundation (ARHF).
The community enjoyed tractor rides out to the fields, chopped down their Christmas tree, visited with Santa, and warmed up by the bonfire with a cup of hot chocolate during their visit on Sunday, Dec. 1.
“It was a wonderful day to celebrate the start of the Christmas season with our community,” ARFH executive director Ben Gardiner said. “We hope this will mark the beginning of a new Arnprior community tradition in generous support of our hospital and the Grove.”
Approximately 450 cups of hot chocolate and 500 cookies were served at the event. MacGowan’s Christmas Tree Farm has donated $250 (a portion of the tree sales) to the Come Home to Great Care Campaign that supports the construction of the new Grove and new life-saving equipment for the hospital.
The Arnprior Regional Health Foundation (ARHF) was founded in 2005 with a commitment to raise funds annually in support of the Arnprior Regional Health’s Hospital and Grove Nursing Home’s equipment needs, staff education and facility upgrades. ARHF is currently focused on completing its Come Home to Great Care Campaign in support of the new and expanded Grove Nursing Home and the technology and equipment needs that ensure exceptional care can be accessed closer to home.
To learn more about the McGowan Christmas Tree Farm, click here.