BMH?Auxiliary plans events

Officers and board members of the Auxiliary of Brooks Memorial Hospital met recently to make plans for upcoming events.

Sponsored by the Auxiliary, the first Lunch and Learn Program is coming up on Wednesday, Sept. 25. The speaker will be Obstetrician/Gynecologist Tawsufe Majid, M.D. The Lunch and Learn Program on Oct. 23 will feature Natalie Hobbs, speech therapist at TLC. Beginning at noon at Shorewood Country Club, all programs are open to the public. The cost is $12 and reservations are required. For more information and to make reservations, call Alona at 366-1640 or Shirley at 366-5046.

Among the many events sponsored by the Auxiliary this fall will be the much-anticipated lobby sales held in the Brooks Memorial Hospital lobby from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. The upcoming sales include: Silpada Jewelry on Oct.3 and 4; Tower Gifts on Oct. 24 and 25; multiple vendors on Nov. 21 and 22; and Books are Fun on Dec. 16 and 17. Additional sales will be announced as they are scheduled. These sales offer affordable shopping opportunities for the public, especially with the holidays approaching.

The Auxiliary’s main fall fundraising event is the annual Election Night Spaghetti Dinner to be held at the Dunkirk Elks Club on Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 4 to 7 p.m.

Chairing and coordinating the event will once again be Shirley Scott.

This year the Auxiliary will be celebrating the 21st anniversary of the “Tree of Lights” community-wide remembrance project. The tree lighting ceremony and carol sing will take place at the hospital on Friday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m.

The annual “Ready for School Campaign” was held recently. This project continues to be appreciated by the area schools and families that benefit from it. The Auxiliary and chairperson Kyle Muldowney thank donors for their generosity.

The Auxiliary Member-ship Drive will be under way shortly. Membership is another way to support Brooks Memorial Hospital. Call Joanna at 366-2973 for more information.

Donations to The Auxiliary Memorial Fund may be made at any time as a way of remembering loved ones. Make checks payable to The Auxiliary of Brooks Memorial Hospital, 529 Central Ave., Dunkirk, N.Y. 14048.

Planning is underway for the annual Dinner Dance/-Auction to be held in the spring. This gala community event is the major annual fundraiser for the Auxiliary. Details will be made known at a later date.

All funds raised by the Auxiliary through the lobby sales, spaghetti dinner, membership, memorials, and dinner dance/auction assist the Auxiliary with its continued commitment to support Brooks Memorial Hospital by purchasing new equipment and funding updating of various areas of the hospital.