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Eunice Smith Home on the campus of Alton Memorial Hospital celebrated its 50th anniversary Saturday, including a ribbon-cutting for a new fountain and healing garden behind the facility’s East dining room. Eunice Smith Home administrator Mark Jeffries and Alton Mayor Brant Walker hold a proclamation naming Oct. 15 as Eunice Smith Home Day in Alton. Behind them is the fountain in the home’s new healing garden.
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Taking part in the ribbon-cutting (from left) are state Rep. Dan Beiser, Alton Mayor Brant Walker, hospital President Dave Braasch, Eunice Smith Home volunteer Faye Ward (cutting the ribbon), home administrator Mark Jeffries; Joe Brinker, president of Bethesda Health Care, the company that manages the home; and state Sen. Bill Haine.