Karrie Leever

The News-Record

In effort to raise money for the "Project Lifesaver" program, the pilot club will be holding a bean dinner from 11 a.m to 1 p.m., March 27, at the First United Methodist Church, located at 200 B St. N.W.

Dinner includes brown or white beans, slaw, corn bread, homemade desserts and beverages.

The meal will be served for a $5 donation.

All proceeds will help support the Project Lifesaver program. This program is an innovative and rapidly growing program that aids the victims and families that suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease and related disorders.

The Project Lifesaver care trak bracelet is a one ounce battery operated radio wrist transmitter emitting an automatic tracking signal every second, 24 hours a day.

The program works in connection with the local sheriff’s office to locate an individual who is disoriented, anxious or untrusting. All members of the search and rescue team are specially trained and know how to approach the person, gain their trust and put them at ease.

With the bracelet, the person can be positively identified and able to be taken home or to a care facility.

Through the success of the program, search times have been reduced from hours to minutes.