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  • Writer's picturePam Gaskill

Hospital Auxiliary

Photos left to right: Hospital Auxiliary Chairperson Janell Ringuette presented 50/50 raffle winner, Geoffrey Gable, with his $100 prize.

Part of the second shift crew included (left to right) Pam Gaskill, Jane Haeussler, Clare Ostrosky, Janell Ringuette, and Mary Florence.

Barbara Batchko and Elaine Lechner sold raffle tickets.

Cindy Scalion (left) helped Jenny Nebe make cinnamon rolls and coffee during the bake sale.

Patti Dalton greeted shoppers while Lucille Durst collected money from Mary Florence and Sue Wolfe.

Parking Lot Sale patrons took time out to relax and enjoy some coffee and breakfast.

last photo: Caption: Ruth Blackwell presented a $400 check from the Knights of Columbus at the October Hospital Auxiliary meeting.

Mother Nature dictated that the Parking Lot Sale and Bake Sale would be postponed to the rain date this October, putting our semi-annual event in competition with New Bern’s Mumfest. Although the patrons may not have been as plentiful as usual, they were enthusiastic in their buying and eating. The Fairfield Harbour Satellite of the CarolinaEast Medical Center Auxiliary had its second-best Bake Sale and Breakfast Sale ever, raising a total of $881 from the sale and the 50/50 raffle. Geoffrey Gable won the $100 raffle prize.

Chairperson Janell Ringuette thanked everyone who helped set up on Friday night or worked on Saturday, and those who made all of the casseroles, quiche, and baked goods. She offered special thanks to Jenny Nebe who baked all of the highly sought-after cinnamon rolls and kept the coffee brewed. The cinnamon rolls were so popular that most were pre-sold before they even came out of the oven.

The Community Craft Sale was held on Saturday, October 16, and provided a second opportunity for the Auxiliary to raise funds. They sold cinnamon rolls, soup and chili, and tons of coffee. All the soup was gone by 11:15 am! Altogether, $415 was raised during the sale. Chairperson Janelle Ringuett gave special thanks to the workers: Jenny Nebe, Cindy Scalion, Mary Florence, Cheryl Hard and her husband Jeff; chili makers: Pam Gaskill and Jenny Nebe; cookie and brownie bakers: Ruth Blackwell and Mary Florence. Thanks as well go to Carol and Marty Cavins for creating a new “Hot Rolls Sign” for use in future sales.

Auxiliary members not only cooked and baked this month, but they also continued to work on hand-crafted items for patients at the hospital. Betty Lou Krasenics announced that members reported 1659 hours for September; the 2022 total through September is 7068 hours. That makes for a lot of happy patients!

Finally, after all their hard work, potluck chairperson Holly Woodcock reminds members that we will resume our annual potluck this year on Wednesday, October 26. Dignitaries from CarolinaEast will be our guests. Members should plan to arrive at 5:30 pm and dinner will be served at 6:00. There will be delicious food, a raffle, and door prizes so come join in the fun.

If you are interested in more information about this active Fairfield Harbour group, contact Chair Janelle Ringuette or come to our next meeting on Monday, November 21, at 9:30 am at the Community Center. We would love to have you join us!

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