Hospital group plans fall fundraiser event, Sept. 24


       The Prairie Community Hospital Foundation is planning a “Fall Fun 4 All” fundraising event Saturday, Sept 24 at the Prairie County Fairgrounds. The two-hour affair will begin immediately following the Terrier home football game.

“It will be fun for everybody,” said Kathy Galland, PCHF member, who is helping organize the event.
A free-will barbecue will start off the early evening event, likely to begin about 4 p.m., with menu items including brauts, hot dogs, homemade baked beans, potato salad, chips and beverages.   
Family-friendly activities on tap include corn toss games, a jumping castle and hayrides.
Dr. Joe Leal, medical director of PCH, who works at the Terry facility and the Glendive Medical Center, will be directing the hayrides, which are set to follow a course throughout the fairgrounds. 
Bob Lindvig will provide music. A stand offering cotton candy and sno cones will also be on hand.
A silent auction will be available throughout the event with a live auction scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. Donated auction items include: A gallery-wrapped photograph, gift certificates from the Rib and Chop House and Mexico Lindo’s of Miles City, a varied wine selection from the Tongue River Winery, jewelry pieces from Stockhill Jewelry and Montes Jewelry of Miles City, three sculptures made by Harvey Rattey and Pam Harr of Glendive, a pair of tickets to the 2012 Bucking Horse Sale, along with many other items. Dessert items made by local bakers will also be auctioned. 
An Instant Wine Cellar activity will conclude the evening fundraiser. Those who bring a bottle of wine  to the event will be given a raffle ticket in exchange. The person with the winning raffle ticket will be awarded the collection of donated wine bottles from the evening. Participants must be 21-years-old or older.
Proceeds raised from “The Fall Fun 4 All” fundraiser will be used to complete the purchase of a Piccolo lab equipment and to finish the room-upgrade project at PCH.
The remodeling of resident rooms is near completion, Galland noted. New furnishings have been purchased, floors installed and paint added to most of the resident rooms. One of the final aspects of the project left to be completed is installing new doors for each of the rooms.
“It makes it more comfortable for everybody,” Galland said of the remodeled room She noted 100 percent of the proceeds raised from the “Fall Fun 4 All” event will go to the hospital improvement projects.
Residents and visitors are appreciating the upgrade.
“They’re loving it,” Galland said. “We just want to complete it for everybody.”

Published Sept. 14, 2011

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