A total of $1,200 was raised during the annual salad festival of the Jefferson Community Health Center Auxiliary on May 22 in Fairbury.
A total of 230 people were served at the festival, according to Lana Likens, director of public relations, marketing and development at Jefferson Community Health Center. This years attendance was about the same as last years, Likens said.
We were very pleased, Likens said.
The salad festival is the biggest fund-raiser for the auxiliary each year, and has a long tradition in Fairbury, she said. She has recently found evidence that the Salad Festival likely began in 1965, just a few years after the hospital opened as Jefferson County Memorial Hospital in 1963.
We plan to celebrate the 50thanniversary of the Salad Festival next year, Likens said.