Canned goods, paper products, cleaning supplies and personal hygiene items were collected for Helping Hands local food pantry at the annual Christmas celebration luncheon held by CHWC-Montpelier Hospital Auxiliary Tuesday, Dec. 20th. Pictured with donated items are auxiliary members, from left to right, Jan Follett, Lorna Myers, Dorothy Briner, Ruth Cooley, and Carol Eriksen, Vice President. The luncheon meeting was held at First Presbyterian Church, Montpelier, catered by ladies of the church—Jean Darby and Sharon Crowe. Rev. David Tilly also attended. Following the luncheon, President Armeda Sawmiller conducted the business meeting. A moment of silence was observed for the passing of auxiliary members Doris Dilworth and Linda Lewis. Treasurer Barb Dietsch presented a candlelight Christmas memorial with white rose honoring deceased members. Roll call was taken sharing a special Christmas wish for someone else. Christmas cards were collected for the hospital card shower and patient favors, a variety of Christmas ornaments, delivered by Joyce Schelling for December. President Armeda thanked all who assisted with the annual “Lighting the Way to Christmas” memorial program held Dec. 4th and Book & Gift Fair held Nov. 29th. Due to the New Year’s holiday, executive board members will meet Tuesday, Jan. 3rd at 10:30 a.m. at the Montpelier hospital conference room. The next regular auxiliary meeting is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 9th at 1:00 p.m. with guest speaker Montpelier Chief of Police Dan McGee. Roll call will be “What is something you remember getting in trouble for when you were young?”. Guests are welcome to attend.
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