Medical Center Auxiliary News
Fulton County Medical Center Auxiliary will hold its annual Christmas bazaar in the main lobby of the Medical Center on Friday, December 10, beginning at 9 a.m. The auxiliary will offer decorated packages with a variety of cookies that have been popular the last two years. There will also be a selection of other home-made goodies – hard candy, snacks, cakes and pies. For your early Christmas shopping, we will have crafts made by auxiliary members and others – Christmas towel sets, scrubbies, hats and much more. A holiday cake will be raffled off.
A meeting of the auxiliary was held on Monday, December 6, with 18 members and FCMC staff in attendance. The agenda included planning for the Christmas bazaar and the Tree of Love ceremony. An update on activities at FCMC was provided and there was discussion of events happening in early 2011 to be sponsored by the auxiliary. Auxiliary members were especially pleased to see the recently delivered 14- passenger, wheel-chair accessible van purchased for long-term care, in part from proceeds of several auxiliary sponsored activities and special donations.
The annual Tree of Love ceremony will be held on Sunday, December 12, at 5 p.m. in the activities room of the Medical Center. Fulton County residents are invited to participate in this very special tradition and see the new Norwegian spruce Christmas tree in the longterm care courtyard. During the lighting ceremony there will be a reading of the names – in memory of family and friends; and in honor of individuals and groups deserving of recognition, especially at this time of year. For more information see, the local newspaper or pick up a form in the lobby of the Medical Center. Participants will also enjoy some holiday refreshments provided by the FCMC nutrition department.
Workshops are organized throughout the year to make items as fundraisers. During 2010 the auxiliary held workshops to make towel sets, fold and cut netting for scrubbies and make hard candy. On November 9, in anticipation of the Christmas bazaar, 14 auxiliary members with guidance from Vickie Gordon and Susie Schmidt made hard candy – 11 flavors. The tasty, multi-colored candies have been packaged in half pound bags for sale at the bazaar. This year the auxiliary also had some help from Ian and Johnathan Farling, who became quite skilled in a very short time.
The Fulton County Medical Center Auxiliary wishes to thank everyone who attended the food and crafts sale held at the Medical Center on Friday, October 15, during the Fulton Fall Folk Festival. Robert E. Roush was the winner of the raffle item, a carrot cake in the shape of a pumpkin created and donated by Steve Olofson. We also thank everyone who participated in the fundraiser at Hoss’s Restaurant in Chambersburg on November 12.
The auxiliary was the headline sponsor for the Women’s Health Fair held in the main lobby of the FCMC October 18-20. At the fair auxiliary members were pleased to observe first-hand the use of the new accu Dexa machine purchased by the auxiliary and donated to the Medical Center. Accu Dexa provides a screening test for possible osteoporosis; it is being used at health fairs and offered free of charge at the time a woman is having a routine mammogram at the Medical Center. The basket raffle was won by Patty Hess.
The auxiliary encourages Fulton County residents of all ages to join us for some good times and be a part of our efforts to support Fulton County Medical Center. An application can be found on the FCMC Web Page at http://www.fcmcpa.org/auxili ary.html or pick up a brochure in the lobby of the hospital.
The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 7, 2010, at 10 a.m. Watch the community bulletin board in The Fulton County News for notices of meetings and other activities during 2011. Our officers for 2010-2011 are Betty Shelley, president; Judy Shade, vice president; Nancy Younker, recording secretary; Linda Garber, corresponding secretary; and Carol Mellott, treasurer.