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Rumford Hospital thanks donors, volunteers
Auxiliary Members Dot Benedix (left) and Patsy Mercier folded, stuffed and labeled more than 300 Rumford Hospital holiday cards this year.
RUMFORD -- At Thanksgiving, Rumford Hospital sent out thank-you cards to people who have donated to the Annual Appeal over the last five years.
This is a new tradition developed by the Development Committee at the suggestion of Lolisa Windover, one of the committee's most active members. The task of putting together the mailing fell to Auxiliary Members Dot Benedix and Patsy Mercier.
Benedix and Mercier, always willing to help with mailings, also volunteered to help with holiday cards this year. For many years, Rumford Hospital has sent cards to members of its Mountain Society, Auxilians and volunteers. This adds up to several hundred cards, so the help of volunteers is much appreciated.
Auxiliary members are always willing to volunteer at the hospital in addition to all the fundraising work they do, the proceeds of which always are donated to the hospital. For the Annual Appeal 2011, they have again pledged $5,000.