By Dean Shipley
It sounds like a line from a song from “Annie Get Your Gun:” “Anything you can do, I can to better.”
That was markswoman Annie Oakley’s brag to Frank Butler in the musical. She proved it and so did the girls of the Red Brick Tavern.
The latter, more than 15 strong, presented a check for $1,443 on Monday to the Madison County Hospital Breast Cancer Endorsement Fund. Much of that amount came from the sale of a calendar the female patrons of the Red Brick Tavern assembled: 2012 Women of the Red Brick.
Each woman, or group of women, selected a month and a theme for the photo, which was taken by Pam Meredith. The effort exuded good fun in its execution. The ladies had a number of donations and sponsors to defray the expense of producing the calendar and keep the purchase price at $10. With the sale of the limited-edition at 120, plus other donations, the check for the aforementioned amount was presented to Kelly Snyder, executive director of the Madison County Hospital Foundation.
“It’s heartwarming when people come up with new projects out of the goodness of their hearts,” Snyder said.
The donated amount exceeds by $16 the amount raised by the Men of the Red Brick calendar, issued in 2011 and donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.