A goal, a dream and a final vision

Light a candle or curse the darkness; when it comes to improving our community, it’s our choice.

Several years ago the narrative below was part of a grant request:

“The Sabetha Health and Wellness Center is an undertaking of major proportions for a community our size. This campaign seeks to meet the needs of all community members by improving lives through better community health, wellness and quality of life. The Sabetha Health and Wellness group was organized in 2008 with the purpose of researching, promoting, securing funding, and successfully operating a new fitness center. The purpose of a new fitness center would not only provide the means for creating a healthy lifestyle for its patrons, but also serve as a tool for promoting Sabetha as a progressive and proactive community for people considering a move to this community.”

You might not have realized that this project goes back 11 years. There were countless meetings and many modifications that occurred over those years, but the committee was determined to work toward a positive result. Today, this committee is proud of their determination to see through a goal, a dream, and a final vision for the community that is now near completion. This should serve as an example of fortitude that others will emulate.

The best investment that we can ever make is one that delivers its “return” right here at home. We hope you are choosing to light a candle today by working to build a brighter future for our community.

GSCF continues to support the Sabetha Health and Wellness Center, and as Senator [Pat] Roberts said today, “Remind people to keep active” and not let themselves get beyond being able to walk and workout. He shared with us his daily workout routine and praised the people of Sabetha who have made this project possible.

Currently, there are 75 names of individuals and businesses that will be listed on the donor wall. From the $1 million donor founder to the $1,000 donor supporters and all those in between, these people and the many others who made smaller donations, we appreciate you for helping to “build a brighter future for our community.”

The board will go to print in one month. It’s not too late to add your name and “light your candle.”

Leslie Scoby15 Posts

Leslie Scoby is the Vice President of the Greater Sabetha Community Foundation Executive Board.


  • Betty Niehues Reply

    June 11, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    I didn’t realize that. Yes it is too bad that they can’t go to the hospital to exercise. So why couldn’t those ladies be used at the new Wellness Center so that they could still help with those people?? Surely they are going to need to hire some for that purpose. I am told that it will be less costly than going to the heart phase.

  • Beverly Jean Spellmeier Reply

    June 10, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    Too bad the heart phase 3 people can’t still go to hospital for exercise h. Most of them are older people and hard for them to change. Also sad that some of the ladies who work there won’t have jobs.

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