Help the Samaritan Center

   It’s almost Thanksgiving and I’m willing to bet if you are taking time to read this blog, you have a lot to be thankful for.  I’m thankful for you and I’m thankful to live in such a great community.  For those of you who live in and around Clinton you have an opportunity to help the Samaritan Center later this week, see below.

Holiday silent auction to benefit The Samaritan Center A brand-new holiday activity from 2009 was so successful it will return this year. The Clinton Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors are sponsoring the second annual holiday silent auction with all proceeds to go The Samaritan Center.  Last year the auction raised more than $1,300.

 “We appreciate everyone’s support last year and know we can raise even more funds this year,” said Deanna Hendrich, Ambassadors co-chairperson.  “People from the community have two ways to participate. If you’re creative, we need decorated holiday items, such as wreaths, stockings, tabletop trees or swags. We also need people to bid on those items the night of the auction.”

 The auction takes place on Friday, November 26, at the Rotary Building beginning at 5 p.m. with the bidding closing at 8 p.m.

  Decorated items are on display in storefront windows on the downtown square all this week.  Hendrich said the holiday items will be moved to the Rotary Building for  display beginning at 5 p.m. on November 26 at which time you may submit a bid for the item of your choice.  Unless other arrangements have been made, winning bidders are asked to pick up their wreaths by 9 p.m. that day.

 “With today’s economy, more families are seeking help from The Samaritan Center, and we want to do what we can to support the center’s efforts,” Hendrich said. “You can bid on an item for your home or as a gift. Lots of folks, such as those who are homebound or in nursing homes, would enjoy receiving a bit of holiday cheer.  This is the perfect way for you to do that.”

 Hendrich noted the items would be clearly numbered while they are on display the week of the auction in case someone who is unable to attend the auction should want to submit a bid.

 For more information, please contact the Chamber, 885-8166, or Ambassador Deanna Hendrich, 492-2649, if you have any questions.

About Craig Thompson

I am a young professional with two great sons, and I work in the healthcare setting. I am employed in hospital administration and serve as Chief Operating Officer at Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare in Clinton, Missouri. These are challenging and exciting times in healthcare and my blog will focus on healthcare, raising boys or being raised by boys, and living in mid America.
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