Jacksonville is located just 30 miles from the state capital in Springfield, Illinois, and two hours from a major metropolitan area (St. Louis, Missouri).
Simply stated, Jacksonville and its surrounding area, is an excellent place to live and work. Jacksonville is a family-oriented town of quiet neighborhoods, modern subdivisions, and historic districts. The city has both strong public and parochial schools. In addition, Jacksonville is home to two liberal arts colleges and two state institutions. Jacksonville is also rich in culture, offering citizens a symphony orchestra, theater guild, and art gallery, plus numerous special events throughout the year.
The Passavant Area Hospital Volunteer Team for the Tri-County Relay for Life earned the Bronze Award for fund-raising at the 2016 event held this past June. The Volunteer team consisted of 22 participants. Through the sale of strawberry shortcake and donations, the Volunteer Team raised $2,654.
This year’s Tri-County Relay for Life raised $89,637.
Crystal Sewell, Community Manager for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, center, presented the Bronze Award to some of the team members last week. Left to right is Kenny Crews, David Mead, Kathy Courier, Joyce Mullens, Annette Woods, Jan Fellhauer, Amber Crowley, Debbie Richards, Michele Underbrink, Aileen Medlock, and Patty Crews.