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Tri-County Auxiliary raises record amount at annual holiday auction

The Tri-County Auxiliary dates back to 1925, when the organization was called Wesley Guild. At the monthly meetings, members did mending for the hospital, as well as sewing new items. A 10¢ lunch was served. Almost 100 years later and the Auxiliary is still giving back to the community that they love and care about with having recently hosted their annual Holiday Auction themed, "All that Glitters." The event took place on Nov. 28 at the Whitetail Golf Course in Wadena. There were 60 beautiful baskets that were donated by various TCHC departments and community members.

Highlights from the evening included:

• 55 live auction Items

• 22 silent auction Items

• 62 people attended

• A record $11,150 was raised

All funds raised from the auction are used to fulfil the Auxiliary Wish List grants. TCHC departments are able to fill out an application that would benefit patients in the areas of patient comfort, patient education and technology. In the past dollars have been used to purchase education technology, videos, blanket warmers, toys and/or books for waiting areas.

Tri-County Health Care Auxiliary consists of women and men who are interested in supporting our community's health care system through service and fundraising. Meetings are every third Monday at noon from September-April at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena. Joyce Jampsa is currently the Auxiliary President. If you're interested in joining, or learning more, contact Auxiliary@tchc.org.

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