Easter Basket Parade Silent Auction Helps Raise Money For The Hospitals Employee Hardship Fund

Hot Springs, Va – The Easter Parade is underway at Bath Community Hospital — an Easter Basket Parade Silent Auction. Every department at the hospital created a basket and each came up with it’s own basket theme. There are about 20 baskets available to bid on. Several baskets are valued at $150 or more. Hospital Employee Diane Pritt helped organize the effort.

“There’s a car care basket and a camping basket, a Cabela’s chaise lounge that’s full of beach stuff” says Pritt “and we have a beach basket also.”

Christy Wiley, also a hospital employee, is helping with the basket fundraiser too.

“I like the camping basket, because I like to camp; I also like the Chaise lounge basket” says Whiley. “There’s one that has a BluRay player with a $50.00 gift card and some candy so you can have movie night.”

Proceeds from the basket auction benefit the Sun Shine committee, which is an employee hardship fund

“That committee was formed by our employees for our employees and basically what we do is if an employee has a hardship, then we try to help them while their off or incapacitated at the time. It amazes me of the kinship that everyone has and how everyone tries to take care of everyone; I love the hospital, I love the fact that the Sun Shine Committee is there and we do try to help each other.”

The baskets are on display in the lobby of Bath Community Hospital. You can bid as many times as you like. Some baskets will have minimum bids. And bid increments need to be in even dollar amounts. The silent auction closes on Wednesday April 20 at 1pm. Winners will be called and should pay when the basket is picked up.

For more information call 839-7092. And Wiley and Pritt send out special thanks for help with this fundraiser to Bath Community Hospital CEO Debbie Lipes and all the departments that put the baskets together.

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