Area residents were surprised last Thursday with the visit of Air Evac Lifeteam to Rivertown Market. A “special guest” rode along to meet kids of all ages.
It was part of a member recruiting effort by Sherry Eidt, Air Evac Membership Sales Manager. Eidt told The Journal, “We are offering America’s largest air ambulance membership program. We have over 3,000,000 members.”
Eidt said, “The helicopter we flew here today is based in Winnfield and serves Red River and surrounding parishes. We brought the “Elf on the Shelf” to visit with children and their parents.”
The Elf is Mike McDonald. He is one of Air Evac’s helicopter pilots, however on Thursday he was off duty. So McDonald put on the red suit and pointed cap to portray the Elf.