TOLEDO CHRONICLE - Despite the extreme heat, many area residents enjoyed food, entertainment and prizes at the First Anniversary Open House for Pheasant Ridge, the former Tama County Home and Country Care Living Center. On July 1, 2009, the residential care facility north of Toledo became a facility of Genesis Development, a not-for-profit rehabilitation organization that has been providing services for people with disabilities since 1973.
A free hot dog BBQ, craft and bake sale, entertainment by the Marshalltown band, Accidental Brothers, tours of the facility and lots of door prizes highlighted the event. Winners of $50 savings bonds provided by Lincoln Savings Bank and State Bank of Toledo were Kelsey Pokorny of Elberon and Carlye Castillo of Marshalltown.
Door prizes were also provided by Big T Maid-Rite, Caseys General Store, Dairy Queen, Dollar General, Doyles Pharmacy, Jiffy North, Kwik Star, New Century FS Inc, Pioneer Hi-Bred, Scharnweber Water Conditioning, Subway, Trojan Inn and True Value Hardware all of Toledo.
Tama businesses donating prizes were Caseys General Store, Crystal’s Cowlick, Meskwaki Trading Post, Tama Florists Greenhouse & Shop and Total Connections.
Other donors were Ripley United Church of Christ, Clear Line Cutlery and Staker Furniture & Interiors all in Traer, Zion Lutheran Church in Dysart, Clutier Catholic Church, and in Marshalltown, Applebees Bar & Grill and Pizza Ranch.
In addition to residential services, Genesis Development also provides vocational services, transitioning services for students approaching graduation, mental health services and adult day services. Genesis has offices in nine Iowa locations – Jefferson, Boone, Storm Lake, Winterset, Vinton, Belle Plaine, Indianola, Perry and Adel.
For more information visit the Genesis website at