Fall Fashion: Hospital auxiliary show offers tips, trends and a good time

November, 2016 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community

anna-modeling-2By Mary Owen

Time to sparkle and shine for the holidays with a little guidance from the annual Santiam Hospital Auxiliary Fashion Show.

“Fashions will be featured by Chico’s with local ladies as models,” said Marjorie Forrest, spokeswoman for the auxiliary. “Musical entertainment will be by Sound Waves, and appetizers are served by the Santiam Hospital culinary staff.”

The show will be held Nov. 3 at the Stayton Community Center, with doors opening at 5:45 p.m., serving wine and appetizers at 6 p.m.

Ticket for the fashion show are on sale now from auxiliary members, Santiam Hospital, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services and online at staytonevents.com. Tickets, $20, must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door as seating is limited.

“Tickets include one free ticket for a glass of wine and a ticket for the door prize drawing,” Forrest said. “Additional tickets for the many baskets and gifts and wine tickets will be available to purchase.”

Appetizers will be served by the Santiam Hospital culinary staff.

All proceeds are used by the auxiliary to support its scholarship program and to purchase needed items requested by departments of Santiam Hospital. Earlier this year, the auxiliary awarded 23 scholarships for a total of $11,000 to students pursuing the medical field.

“Essentially the auxiliary hosts several fundraising events throughout the year to raise funds for the scholarship program and other worthy causes,” said Linda Minten, who is in charge of the program.

“We generally earmark $10,000 per year towards local students entering into a medical field of study. Students of all ages are eligible, but must reside within our service area. Most of our applicants are students at Regis, Stayton, Mill City, Jefferson, Cascade, and Scio.”

Minten said generally there are 20-25 applicants annually; scholarships range from $250 to $1,000.

“This year, the auxiliary members voted to discontinue the second year award and dedicate a total of $10,000 again next year,” she added.

Forrest said the auxiliary is always looking for members and volunteers for any of its fundraisers: Easter Tulip Sale (March or April); Harvest Breakfast, (September); Fall Fashion Show (October or November); and the Poinsettia Sale in December. The auxiliary meets in January, April, July and October at 1 p.m. in the hospital conference room, with lunch served before the meeting. Dues are $10 per year or $100 for a lifetime membership.

Additionally, the Auxiliary Gift Shop in the lobby of the hospital is open to the public. “New items are always added, and many holiday items are available,” Forrest said.

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