Warren General Auxiliary Christmas Basket Contest nets over $18K

Photo submitted to Times Observer From left, Linda Keverline, Auxiliary President, Debbie Olson, Basket Contest Co-Chairperson, CEO Rick Allen, and Debbie Gray, Volunteer Director, pulling the winning tickets.

Warren General Hospital CEO Rick Allen was on hand to draw the winning tickets in the week-long basket contest recently sponsored by the WGH Auxiliary. The Auxiliary raised $18,001, making this contest the most successful in the basket contest history.

This money, and all money raised by the Auxiliary, remains in the community to support the various Auxiliary projects such as the valet service and student scholarships. The money raised also enables the Auxiliary to support requests for equipment and furnishings as those needs are presented to the Auxiliary throughout the year.

The top money-raising basket this year was Lowe’s $1,000 Gift Card donated by the WGH Auxiliary. Coming in at #2 was the Lottery Tree donated by Rehab Works and third place was won by Administration/BOD with the “Is It Christmas Yeti”basket. The departments responsible for these top three baskets, based on the number of tickets purchased for each basket, receive a contribution check to be given to their charity of choice.

Winners for each basket are as follows: Cheryl Bailey — “Joan D. Nosel Memorial Basket”; Jamie Steffan — “Baby, It’s Cold Outside So Let’s Snuggle up by the Fire!” by Fiscal Services, Home Health Care Services, Patient Accounts, Warren Medical Group Admin. Support and Billing; Vickie Anthony — “Willy Wonka’s Candy is Dandy, but Liquor is Quicker” from Environmental Services; Susan Dunkle-“Ultimate Splash Lagoon” by the Cancer Care Center; Ann Swanson — “Twas the Night Before Christmas Cookie Basket” from Hospice; Danielle Bradish — “$1,000 Lowes Gift Card” by WGH Auxiliary; Rosemary Swanson — “Is It Christmas Yeti?” from WGH Administration and Board of Directors, Dora Baxter — “Lottery Christmas Tree” by Rehab Works; Alison Hendrick — “Family Fun Night Board Games” from Imaging Department; Dora Baxter — “Keurig Two-For” by United Healthcare; Debbie Moser — “All I Want for Christmas-Dear Santa Children’s Theme” from WGH Laboratory; Katharine Carlson — “Spirits of Urology” by Urology Department; Judy Wilson — “Everything Snowman” from Window Box Gift Shop; Erika Blake — “Gamer’s Paradise” from Outpatient Registration/Switchboard; Carin Ralenzahn — ‘Lottery Christmas Tree: by Behavioral Health Department; and Mary Kopf — ” Rock-a-Bye Baby” donated by Maternal Child Health.