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Hospital auxiliary holds annual June Day event

June 21, 2005

The Washington County Hospital Auxiliary celebrated a successful year at its June meeting at Robinwood Medical Center. Approximately 141 auxilians participated in the annual June Day event.

Over the last several years, the auxiliary has actively supported 74 areas of service in 44 departments in Washington County Health System.

There are 262 active auxilians and 43 volunteers. Volunteers perform many duties, including fundraising, operating Repeat Performance Thrift Shop, working on a patient unit or at the gift shop, transporting patients or creating finger puppets for children.

During the past year, volunteers have contributed 52,218 hours of service to Washington County Hospital. Since the founding of the auxiliary in 1952, volunteers have contributed more than 2,936,076 hours of service.

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During the year, the auxilians and volunteers held several successful fundraising events, including book, uniform, candle, handbag and jewelry sales. The volunteers also raised funds by sponsoring a cruise, the annual bazaar and opening the new Repeat Performance Thrift Shop.

At the meeting, volunteers were recognized for hours of service and presentations were made to induct honorary associate auxiliary members for the year. The director of volunteer services, Mitch Towe, thanked the volunteers for their service.

The theme for this year's event was "Making Memories" and included a presentation by Carol Moore on "Laughter - The Art of Surviving and Thriving."

Auxilian Lois Harrison and Jean Glosser were recognized for their special contributions to past June Day events.

Opportunities are available for many areas of service at Washington County Hospital. To find out more, call 301-790-8486.

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