Join SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital–Audrain for a fun-filled afternoon to celebrate 100 years of service to the Mexico community. The centennial celebration will be held on Saturday, October 13, from 1-4 p.m. at the hospital, 620 E. Monroe St.
“This is a momentous occasion for our community,” Donna Jacobs, president of SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital-Audrain said. “What began in 1918 as a vote to create the first county hospital in Missouri has resulted in 100 years of dedicated service to generations of families in this community. We are excited to host this centennial celebration honoring a legacy of compassionate care for Audrain County and its neighbors.”
The celebration will include historical displays, cake and refreshments, a commemorative coin giveaway, a video tribute, activities, and games with prizes. Kids of all ages are invited to participate in five different activity stations. Once they have visited all five stations, they can enter to win prizes such as a 20” NEXT bike, a Vivitar Air Defender drone, a Razor Carbon Lux scooter, a Shakespeare Kids Camo kit fishing pole, a Fujifilm Instamax Mini 7s, or a Lenovo 10” Tablet TB-X103. There will be a short welcome ceremony at 1 p.m. at the main entrance. Various community leaders including Mayor Chris Miller, Sen. Jeannie Riddle, and Presiding Commissioner Steve Hobbs will present a proclamation and a resolution and give remarks. This is a free event. For more information or to pre-register and be entered into a drawing for two free tickets to Presser Performing Art Center’s upcoming production of the musical, “Annie,” visit ssmhealth.com/100years. Walk-ins are welcome. Please park at the main entrance.