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As last week's blizzard blanketed the local community with snow, which left many roads impassable, the farming community surrounding Sunny Crest Home of Valley View Road pulled together to keep the roads passible for the nearby facility.

"As the snow fell at a pace which made it almost impossible to keep up with Sunny Crest Home's Facilities Manager Mel Wenger," said Mary Ellen Farber, the home's CEO, "we received the aid of Paul Mast, Herb Mast, James and Travis Leid, Alvin Stoltzfus and Dan Stoltzfus. They were a welcome sight coming up the long steep drive in their tractors ready to assist with snow removal."

Farber continued to detail that not only did the previously mentioned gentlemen assisted in the needed accesiblity for the home, but Jay Ivan Stoltzfuls also contributed, pulling up the Feezer's truck through snow drifts on California Road, making it possible for them to make their grocery delivery to Sunny Crest. Farber was also grateful that Stoltzfuls' was able to pull her in her vehicle from California Road onto Route 23.

Sunny Crest Home, a personal care home for individuals ages 18 or over with intellectual and physical disabilities, is also blessed with a direct care staff who pulled together by coming in prepared to stay and care for their residents until it was safe for others to travel, the CEO revealed.

"The residents were peaceful and while watching the snow fall, anticipating getting out the next day to throw some snowballs."

The Board of Directors, the management, and the staff at Sunny Crest Home extends a heartfelt "THANK YOU" to those mentioned above, as well as those within the community who volunteer and contribute to the well-being and enrichment of their residents' lives.

Learn more about Sunny Crest Home by visiting them on the Web at www.sunnycresthome.org .

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