Pie-in-the-Face Fundraiser Raises Money for New Centre Care Nursing Facility
BELLEFONTE — Friends and family of Centre Care Board Member Carl Raup lined up on July 18 at Centre Crest to pie him in the face as part the nonprofit’s fundraising campaign to build the county’s newest healthcare facility.
Raup sold 10 pies at the cost of $100 each. He even contributed $100 from his own wallet so that Centre Care Administrator Andrew Naugle was also pied in the face.
“It was a lot of fun and I’m happy we raised some money for the new facility,” Raup said. “It’s not every day, your old little league coach gets to pie you in the face.”
The money raised will go toward a staff campaign to raise $8,000 for Centre Care's new $45 million home currently under construction on Persia Road off of Benner Pike in College Township.
Ground was broken in April for the new skilled nursing facility. When completed in 2020, the new, 240-bed facility will offer traditional long-term care, as well as three specialty neighborhoods that are in high demand for Centre County residents—a memory care neighborhood of which there are few in the area; a high acuity neighborhood for patients with complex medical conditions; and a short-term rehabilitation neighborhood. The site also has room to grow and expand services in the future.
The new location will replace the 80-year-old Centre Crest in Bellefonte, which has been operated by the nonprofit Centre Care board since 2013, when ownership was transitioned from Centre County.
Friends and family of Centre Care Board Member Carl Raup lined up on July 18 at Centre Crest to pie him in the face as part the nonprofit’s fundraising campaign to build the county’s newest healthcare facility. Photo provided.