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Volunteers raised another $25,500 toward Carroll County General Hospital's capital campaign through a telephone drive over seven nights in November.

The drive surpassed its goal by $500. Although the $25,500 is small compared to the total $3.6 million raised in the past year from businesses and large donors, it is important for other reasons, said Linda Harder, the hospital's vice president for marketing, planning and public relations.

"You don't expect it to be a major part in the fund-raising, but it's important because of the level of support that it indicates from the community," Harder said.

The money raised is to go to expand the hospital and its services. The 5,000 calls were made by 100 volunteers including hospital staff and board members and volunteers from the Jaycees, Kiwanis Club, Key Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 467, Elks and the Telephone Pioneers of America.

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