Mary Cordle
Caliente Elementary Students enter Grover C. Dils Medical Center to visit and entertain those staying at the hospital.

Caliente Elementary students entertained the folks at the hospital on Thursday morning and afternoon. Arriving on the bus class by class, they lined up to head into the dining room to sing and dance their way into every heart that was there. The expressions on the faces were priceless as people listened and clapped. The kids then went around the room telling everyone Merry Christmas and giving hugs. As the last of the morning group left, the residents were talking excitedly about the ones coming after lunch.

As you look around the dining room and the outside patio, you notice the new popcorn maker the auxiliary ladies who run the Thrift Shop have bought for the Long Care patients. The auxiliary ladies have donated $14,000 this year. All profits come from the donations and sales from the Thrift Store located behind the old hospital, open Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.