Alzheimer’s Association event planned in Winchester

Alzheimer’s Association event planned in Winchester

An Ice Cream Social, with music by talented violinist Meredith Spradlin, will be held Sunday, June 27, at the Historic Winchester Depot, in Winchester.

This event is a fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association and will be held outdoors from 2-4 p.m. at the West Cherry Street location. In case of unpleasant weather, the program will be moved indoors. Along with serving ice cream and fixings, individual fruit pies by Sweet Annie’s Pies and sugar cookies by Sweet Sugar are being offered. The cost is a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Meredith Spradlin is the daughter of Henry and Stacie Spradlin of Quincy; she is currently a student at Northern Illinois University, pursuing violin performance and music education. Spradlin has been taking violin lessons since the age of 5 and has performed with the Quincy Symphony and the Quincy Area Youth Orchestra. She has participated in summer music camps including the Interlochen Summer Arts Camp; the Chicago Suzuki Institute; the Ottawa Suzuki Strings Institute; and PhoenixPhest, where she was involved in orchestras, chamber programs and private lessons.

Every 65 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s. Currently there is not a cure for Alzheimer’s disease nor are there any survivors.

This fundraiser is being held in recognition of the Alzheimer’s Association’s “The Longest Day” event, which is a national occasion to draw attention to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Every day is the longest day for people with living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers, and this event is to help honor those individuals and recognize the need for research and awareness.

Plan to join us for this afternoon of beautiful music and ice cream delights. Bring your own chair and bring a friend!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Pam Hembrough, Alzheimer’s volunteer, at 217-473-6427.

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