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Hospital Auxiliary plans holiday fundraising events

Hospital Auxiliary plans holiday fundraising events
October 24
06:09 2022
The Stephens Memorial Hospital Auxiliary has been busy lately and has lots of new things on the horizon.

The organization’s Bunco Bonanza raised funds that went toward the purchase of a blood centrifuge for the lab. This year’s Gold Sponsors for the event were First National Bank, Wallace Insurance, Cedar Creek Taxidermy, Morehart Mortuary and Peepers Window Cleaners. Silver Sponsors were Copperleaf Realty, Bayer Auto, McDonald’s, Graham Savings, Interbank and United.

On Oct. 12, auxiliary members got together with their sewing machines and stitched up numerous baked potato bags in an assortment of fabrics. They are now on sale in the gift shop for $7. The bags are to be used in the microwave and will cook a perfect baked potato every time, they say.

The auxiliary also installed a new neon “Gift Shop” sign in the window of the gift shop facing Geneva Street in the front of the hospital. Now, patrons can drive by and, if the sign is lit up, they’ll know the shop is open for business.

On Nov. 1, the Christmas items will be on display and available for purchase, and on Nov. 22 they will have a bake sale in the hospital cafeteria, just in time for Thanksgiving.

The Auxiliary will host a Christmas Tree Decorating Contest for 12 hospital departments, and the trees will be up for auction. The trees will be on display in the business office across the street from the hospital from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, beginning Nov. 16. Bidding will be open for a silent auction of the trees. On Nov. 29, the winners will be announced and trees can be picked up. The money raised for this event will go toward the purchase of wipe boards for patient rooms and the ER.

The organization has several new members, including Mary Kay Sorrell, Glenda Knight, Eudora Coleman, Sue Fisher, Donna Estes and Jackie Judkins. If you’d like to join the Stephens Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, contact Suzanne Malcuit or stop by the gift shop and pick up an application. They meet once a month.

Baked Potato Bags are for sale in the Stephens Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Gift Shop. Auxiliary members say they help make perfect baked potatoes. (Courtesy photo)

Cutline, top photo: Stephens Memorial Hospital Auxiliary members had a table at the hospital’s recent Health Fair. (Courtesy photo)

Mary Mosser Edwards supplied the information for this article.


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