Lafferty Family Donates $50,000 To New Acute Care Hospital Build

Friday October 16th, 2020

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Lafferty Sweet Corn has been a summer tradition at the corner of County Road 42 and the 9th Concession for over 20 years. Still, when the 60 acres of farmland surrounding the location were chosen as the new acute care hospital site, self-employed grain farmer Frank Lafferty was overjoyed and in full support, so much so that the Lafferty Family has decided to donate $50,000 toward the new hospital build.

“Our family is very thankful to Windsor and Essex County’s support of our business and would like to give back to the hospital,” says the 86-year-old Lafferty, who has been a farmer for six decades.

The Lafferty Family has been friends with the owners of the property, the O’Keefe Family, since 1976.

They set up their first farm-fresh sweet corn stand at the Lafferty family home on Highway 3 and Sexton Side Road in Tecumseh in 1977and later; the O’Keefe’s offered the corner at County Road 42 and the 9th Concession for a second sweet corn stand.

An official capital campaign for the new acute care hospital will be launched in the future. Lafferty hopes his family donation will inspire others in the community to follow suit and donate.

 

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