December 3, 2019
Hospital Auxiliary announces Christmas treasure raffle winners
November 25 was an exciting day for the Renfrew Victoria Hospital Auxiliary and three lucky winners of the annual Christmas Raffle draw.
The prizes on offer, including an early bird draw fun pack, totalled $5,300. The first prize Christmas Treasure Chest contained $1,000 in cash, along with a wide array of goodies such as a 2-night stay in a jacuzzi suite at Days Inn Renfrew, auto detailing by George Jackson Toyota, golf passes from Renfrew Golf Course and so much more donated by generous community sponsors, for an approximate value of $3,685.
Second prize – with a value of $660 – was a ‘Rec Room Package’ that included a custom farm house coffee table, handwoven throw, Makala Ukulele from Mill Music, and a brewery gift pack donated by Calabogie Brewing Co.
Third prize donated by Calabogie Peaks Resort was two annual memberships for unlimited golf, tennis, boating, Beach Club, indoor pool, hot tub, and chair lift, plus discounts on ski and lift passes, accommodations, food, drinks and more, worth $630.
Other cash and prize donors included: Dragonfly Golf Links, Metro Renfrew, A&W, Renfrew O’Brien Theatre, Subway, Canadian Tire Renfrew, Curves Renfrew, Berry Lane, Castle Building Centre, Doug’s Automotive Solutions, Rocky Mountain House, River Optical, Squeaky Kleen Auto Spa, Flamingo Restaurant, Finnigan’s Road House, Pura Vida Nutrition Store, Priority Wines, Tim Hortons, Linda Green, A Dash of Fab, NAPA Auto Parts, Giant Tiger, First Choice Hair Cutters, Reis Equipment, Mack MacKenzie Motors, Valley Automation, Melcher Heating & Cooling, and Deslaurier Custom Cabinets.
Patti Dillabough, RVH Foundation Executive Director, was on hand on to draw the tickets. First prize winner Sheila Wannamaker of Trenton was happily shocked when she received the call. “You’re kidding! Wow!” was her reaction.
Second prize winner was Liz Hobden of Eganville and third prize was Kitty Curry of Renfrew. The early bird winner, drawn on the final day of Renfrew Fair, was Thomas Hunt of Almonte.
Auxiliary President Janie Bilson praised members and volunteers who helped to secure sponsors, organize the prize packages, and sell tickets to make this year’s draw such a success, raising just over $8,300.
“It’s a wonderful group of people who work well together for a very important cause.”
Bilson said that the latest fundraising efforts will go toward the auxiliary’s commitment in 2015 to raise $250,000 for the Auxiliary Solarium, a quiet respite on the second floor of the hospital’s nephrology wing, where patients, family and staff can go to rest and recharge.
Bilson thanked all the sponsors, donors and supporters from the community. The auxiliary will make the final installment of its pledge in 2020. “We’re so fortunate to have a generous caring community,” noted Bilson.
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