June 25, 2016

Mostly sunny

County Home gets enough meat from fair to last it half a year

The Medina County Home received close to $14,000 worth of meat donations this year from the Junior Fair Livestock Auction at the county fair.

County Home Superintendent Joyce Giles said several participants, both businesses and residents, purchased livestock from 4-H children during the Saturday morning sale and donated the meat to the County Home. She said the home gets donations from the auction every year.

“The livestock is sent to five different processing plants in the area and those plants donate their time and work,” she said. “Then it gets dropped off at the County Home, and we have a big freezer to store it in.”

Giles said this year’s donation should last the home’s 46 residents six to eight months.

“All this helps supplement the food bill,” she said. “It’s a great help.”

Giles said the County Home is hosting the annual Medina Kiwanis Club meeting today and has other upcoming fundraisers, including the annual rotary picnic Sept. 18 and a Friends of Medina County Home bonfire for residents and their families.

“Last year, we did our first bonfire and it was very successful,” Giles said. “So, we decided to do it again this year.”

The County Home partially is supported with revenue from a 0.2-mill levy.

Contact reporter Katie Anderson at (330) 721-4012 or kanderson@medina-gazette.com.

Katie Anderson About Katie Anderson

Katie Anderson covers Medina County government and the city of Wadsworth. She has been with The Gazette since July 2014. Contact her at (330) 721-4012 or via email at kanderson@medina-gazette.com.