To ensure the safety of residents and staff, Newton Presbyterian Manor leadership has decided to cancel the Apple Blossom Festival slated for April 24. The festival has been Newton’s first festival of spring for many years.
“It was not an easy decision,” said Marc Kessinger, executive director. “Our entire campus, and the Newton community, look forward to the Apple Blossom Festival as a sign of spring. However, in light of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid’s recommendations to limit or discourage visitors to our community, and Gov. Laura Kelly declaring a state of emergency in Kansas, we felt it was the right decision. We’ve never had to cancel the event before, even though we’ve had to move indoors several times throughout the years. The safety of our residents and our staff is our top priority.”
The Apple Blossom Festival is the main fundraiser for the Good Samaritan Program at Newton Presbyterian Manor. The program provides financial support for residents who have outlived their financial resources through no fault of their own.
“We’ve cancelled the event, but we’re still open for business and providing quality senior services guided by Christian values,” Marc said. “Our financial need for the residents in our care who have outlived their resources remains.”
You can still help meet their needs by giving to Newton Presbyterian Manor at here.
If you have questions, reach out to Noelle Dickinson or Melinda Ebersole at 283-5400.