On Sunday, August 4, the Western Missouri Medical Center (WMMC) Auxiliary hosted their tenth annual Ice Cream Social and welcomed 383 attendees compared to the first year of 400.

Members of the Auxiliary, WMMC Board of Trustees, and staff volunteered to serve delicious treats to raise funds for a good cause. This year the proceeds will be used to purchase a 39500 Series OAE Hearing Screener for pediatric patients at Building Blocks Pediatrics for $3,829. This year’s Ice Cream Social, held in WMMC’s Courtyard Café, raised more than $3,600 (with donations still coming in) to cover the remaining $200 for the device.

“This screening tool is designed to address the challenges of screening infants and toddlers with minimal cooperation needed, as well as preschool through school-age children.” said Darinda Reberry, WMMC President and CEO. “This will help determine if they are experiencing a loss of hearing at a much earlier age.”"

“We are so grateful for the generous support we receive from our members and community. It was a great turnout for our Tenth Annual Ice Cream Social,” says Carol Dunham, Ice Cream Social co-chair. “Thanks to the help of over 35 volunteers who went above and beyond to set up, serve, clean up, and the many more Auxiliary members who provided delicious desserts, we were able to purchase equipment for our hospital which in turn benefits our greater community!"

“Members of the Auxiliary baked a wide variety of tasty treats for the event, including pies, cobblers, cakes, cookies and brownies. Over 25 gallons of vanilla and chocolate ice cream were the main features—covered in the essential toppings of chocolate syrup, chopped nuts, whipped cream and cherries, said Pat Higgins, co-chair. “We want to thank Warrensburg DQ Grill & Chill for graciously donating the strawberry topping again this year."

Donations are still being accepted and may be sent to the attention of the WMMC Auxiliary, 403 Burkarth Road, Warrensburg, Missouri, 64093. For more information or to join the WMMC Auxiliary, please contact Teresa Collins, WMMC Volunteer Services Coordinator, at (660) 262-7466 or tacollins@wmmc.com.

Western Missouri Medical Center (WMMC) is a fully-accredited acute care county medical center located in Warrensburg, MO. WMMC prides itself in emergency care, obstetrics, orthopedic and general surgery, family healthcare, internal medicine, outpatient clinics, ambulatory care, rehabilitation services and more. Inpatient services include medical, surgical, intensive, obstetrical, orthopedic, pediatric and skilled nursing care, as well as a wide range of therapeutic and diagnostic outpatient services. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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