Beebe Healthcare kicks off 100th anniversary in local parades

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Beebe Healthcare’s 100th anniversary entry earned first place in the Lewes Christmas Parade.

LEWES – Beebe Healthcare is ready for its 100th Anniversary in 2016.

The healthcare organization showed its community spirit during the Lewes and Rehoboth Beach parades earlier this month.

Leanne Prosser, Beebe’s Coordinator for the 100th Anniversary, said more than 150 people came out to walk with Beebe for the two parades, which featured a replica of a 1921 Beebe Hospital ambulance towing a 100th birthday cake float surrounded by Beebe babies, Beebe team members, volunteers, family and friends.

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Beebe Healthcare’s entry placed third in the Rehoboth Christmas Parade.

Anna Beebe Moore, the oldest living relative of the Beebe brothers who founded the hospital in 1916, was the Grand Marshal for the Lewes Christmas Parade along with Jeffrey M. Fried, Beebe Healthcare President & CEO.

The Beebe 100th Anniversary float won First Place in the Community category during the Lewes Christmas Parade and won third place in the Commercial category during the Rehoboth Beach parade.

Beebe extends thanks to all the businesses who helped build the float: Broadpoint Construction, Sundew Painters, Oak Construction, Echelon Custom Homes, Sound FX, Yoder & Sons Truss Company, Wyoming Millwork, AdArt Signs, IGI Construction, Kenny Hopkins, and CLC Landscaping. Beebe is especially grateful for Anna Beebe Moore and the Beebe family who participated in the parades. Both parades were such a success thanks to the 100th Anniversary Event Co-Chairs:  Kathleen Schell, Benedette Cooper, and Eileen Clark.

“A very, very special thanks to everyone for all of your help in making this float truly shine,” said Kathleen Schell. “To me, the most important part of being involved in the 100th Anniversary float committee, is the fact that this was a true community effort, with so many different local businesses, organizations, and individuals coming together to provide integral pieces of this collaborative effort. Most of our team of volunteers are part of the extended Beebe Healthcare family of patients, employees, foundation members, or medical staff, all of whom wanted to donate their creativity, time, and materials to building a symbol of our local pride in Beebe. It has been a lot of fun to be a part of this great year for the hospital. ”

For more information on upcoming events related to Beebe’s 100th Anniversary in 2016, go to http://beebehce.org.

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