Hospital Auxiliary Hosting Informational Tea with Live Entertainment
Free and open to the public
June 1, 2012
From left are Auxiliary members: Shannon Smith, Betty Mitchell, Kitty McDonald, and Les Gatchell.
The Franklin Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is hosting a Garden Tea on Wednesday, June 13, from 3–4:30 p.m. in the Bass Room at Franklin Memorial Hospital. The tea, which is free and open to the public, will include information sharing about the Auxiliary and how it benefits the hospital, and live entertainment.
“The primary purpose of the tea is to attract new members to the Auxiliary, an active organization that plans activities and special events, which raises thousands of dollars annually to support technology and programs at Franklin Memorial Hospital,” said Tom Hagerstrom, development director. “This worthy organization also provides annual scholarships to support education for students pursuing careers in the health care field.”
The tea will begin with refreshments and background music by cellist Amy Leblanc along with her students. Then guest speakers Les Gatchell, Auxiliary president, will talk about the Healing Garden at Franklin Memorial Hospital, while Charlie Woodcock, network volunteer director, will discuss the hospitality cart that is used by volunteers to deliver items to patients and family members in the oncology department.
The hospital’s gift shop is the Auxiliary’s major fundraiser in its mission to provide financial support by purchasing equipment that the hospital would like to have, but cannot fit into its budget. The Auxiliary also raises money by way of special events, membership dues, raffles, seasonal sales, book sales, and the Remembrance Tree during the holidays.
An RSVP by June 6 is requested; contact Betty Mitchell at 897-2212. Those attending should look for directional signs for parking on the day of the event.
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