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Hospital holding fundraisers

PICTURED SEATED LEFT TO RIGHT are Memorial Hospital and Manor Auxiliary Scholarship winners Allison Howard, Gayla Harris, Kayla Godwin, and Jana Simmons. Back row are Auxiliary Scholarship Committee members Danna Sue Hadsock, Janice Kell, Fredda Salter, Dr. Janie Smallwood, and Fredrick Smallwood. Auxiliary fundraisers, such as a $5 Jewelry and Accessory Sale and Tree of Lights program, help support scholarship awards.

Special to The Post-Searchlight

The Memorial Hospital and Manor Auxiliary is sponsoring two fundraising activities this fall to support annual scholarships for health career students and also special projects in the Hospital and Manor.

The first fundraiser is a $5 Jewelry and Accessory sale on Monday, Nov. 7, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Kirbo Women’s Center at the hospital. This is a popular event for hospital employees, as well as for the community.

“It’s an excellent opportunity to shop for Christmas gifts or accessories at bargain prices,” said Jan Godwin, Director of Public Relations and Volunteer Services at Memorial.

The second fundraiser is the annual “Tree of Lights” program during the Christmas season. With each donation given in memory or in honor of someone special, a symbolic light is added to the Christmas tree in the hospital’s front lobby. In addition, the name of each donor and honoree is recorded in a Tribute Book displayed in the lobby. The person honored, or the family of those remembered, will receive a letter of acknowledgement of the donation. Contributions of any amount will be appreciated.

The Auxiliary uses proceeds from fundraisers and donations to award scholarships to applicants of Decatur, Grady, Miller, Mitchell and Seminole counties, who have been accepted in an accredited school and who express an interest in working at Memorial Hospital and Manor in any healthcare field after completion of their education.

This year, the Memorial Hospital and Manor Auxiliary awarded four $500 scholarships to college students who are pursuing an education in health related fields. The recipients were Allison Howard, Kayla Godwin, Gayla Harris, and Jana Simmons.

In addition to awarding scholarships, the Auxiliary donated a 55-inch plasma TV for Manor I residents this year, and will purchase wheelchairs for patients at Memorial Medical Center. Tax-deductible donations may be made to: Memorial Hospital and Manor Auxiliary, 1500 E. Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, GA 39819.