Fulton County Medical Center Auxiliary News
Summer is vacation time but the FCMC Auxiliary isn’t taking a vacation from fundraising activities; we’re repeating two favorites – a carwash/ bake sale and Butcher Shoppe cookie dough.
The carwash with a bake and crafts sale is scheduled for Saturday, July 16, at Thomas’ on Rt. 522 North; the bake sale will begin at 7 a.m. and the carwash at 8 a.m. Youth volunteers from the local area are teaming up with the auxiliary and with Thomas to provide the carwashes. The cost of the carwash is a donation to the auxiliary. The auxiliary is hoping for a great turnout so the youth volunteers have a sense of accomplishment from providing a community service by supporting the Medical Center.
The goal is to exceed last year’s count of four youth volunteers and 45 vehicles washed. The attendees can choose from an array of craft items and homemade baked goods. Proceeds, including the generous donation from Thomas, will be used to support the Medical Center Auxiliary.
The auxiliary will also be accepting orders for Butcher Shoppe cookie dough. A three-pound container of frozen cookie dough sells for $13, with seven kinds of cookies to choose from – soft sugar, oatmeal raisin, snickerdoodle, chocomeal, peanut butter, molasses and chocolate chip. Orders are being taken through August 1; the cookie dough will be available for pickup from 10 a.m. until noon on August 19 in the long-term care activity room at FCMC. If you aren’t able to attend the carwash on July 16, you can place an order with any auxiliary member. You can also call Wendy at 717- 485- 6116. Please help us beat last year’s sale of 188 tubs.
We had a good response to several earlier fundraisers. We especially want to thank everyone who enjoyed a meal or snack at Lincoln Way Pizza on June 15. Jason Ritchey generously donated 10 percent of the day’s sales to the Auxiliary. The sale of Hadley Farms cinnamon rolls and carrot cakes in April was also quite successful. Finally, Kathie Hendricks won the quilt raffle held in conjunction with the FCMC Auction in April. The beautiful quilt was handmade by members of the Quilt Club and FCMC Long-Term Care residents.
In recognition of continuous and generous support to Fulton County Medical Center, on May 14 the FCMC Foundation presented its first service award to the FCMC Auxiliary. In addition to financial support, our members enjoy helping with activities organized for the long-term care residents. Transporting residents for beauty shop twice a week, for the monthly barbershop and for weekly church service are regularly scheduled activities. Auxiliary members will also be helping to staff the Corner Gift Shop which will open later this summer. Last year auxiliary members provided more than 1,000 hours of volunteer service in support of FCMC.
Several meetings have been held since the last “ News” article was published. We enjoyed the annual appreciation luncheon following the June 6 meeting. The luncheon is always a big hit with our members, with great food and fellowship.
We held our Mother’s Day food and crafts sale at the Medical Center on Friday, May 6. Deb Messner and Joe Eaton were the winners of the raffle items, a set of three beautiful African violets in different colors donated by Faye Elvey. The supply of scrubbies was nearly depleted at the end of the sale. We have been busy replenishing our stock, and there will be plenty to choose from at the carwash on July 16 and for the Corner Gift Shop, where crafts made by the auxiliary will be offered along with a selection of specialty gifts and other items.
On April 20 we hosted the semiannual meeting of the PAHA Central Region Auxiliaries; eight auxiliaries were represented with a total of 26 members attending. Presentations by Helen Overly on successful fundraising for FCMC building projects and Jed Duensing, a medical student interning at FCMC, on infectious disease were followed by a business meeting, lunch and a tour of the FCMC facility.
We encourage 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. You can find an application 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 Tuesday, September 6, 2011, at 10 a.m. Watch the Community Bulletin Board in the Fulton County News for notices of meetings and other activities during 2011. Officers for 2010- 2011 are Betty Shelley, president; Judy Shade, vice president; Nancy Younker, recording secretary; Linda Garber, corresponding secretary; and Carol Mellott, treasurer.