WGH Auxiliary Basket Contest

The seventeenth annual Warren General Hospital Christmas Basket Contest will take place December 3-7 in the hospital Outpatient lobby. One of the biggest fundraisers for the hospital auxiliary, this contest challenges the different hospital departments and others, to create fantastic baskets filled with generous contributions.  To date, there are 14 basket entries:  Administration/BOD, Auxiliary Board, Lab Nurse Educator, Environmental Services, Window Box Gift Shop, Hospice, Urology, Behavioral Health, Maternal Child Health, Patient Accounts/Warren Medical Group, Dietary Depart, Cancer Care Center, Rehab Works, Imaging, Daughters of Joan Nosel.  If this season is similar to past years, you may see big screen TVs, sports equipment, money trees, gift certificates, kitchen appliances, toy boxes full of games, and other fabulous over-the-top "baskets".  The average Christmas Basket contains between $500 and $1000 of merchandise. The WGH Auxiliary earned $18,000 last year on ticket sales!  The Basket Contest proceeds will assist the Auxiliary in maintaining the WGH Valet Parking Service, funding the Scholarship program and addressing some hospital department needs. Tickets are $1.00 and will be sold only in the WGH Outpatient lobby from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Monday through Thursday, December 3-6, and from 7:00 AM until noon on Friday, December 7. The tickets will be counted to determine the "winning" department and the drawing for the baskets will take place at 1:30 PM Friday. 

The first, second and third place "winning" departments will be able to choose a charity to receive a nice Christmas check and, of course, the "winning" ticket holders will be able to take home an amazing basket of goodies and the knowledge that they have helped their local hospital! Winning Baskets will need to be picked up by 6:00 PM on Friday, December 7.  Buy your tickets (bring address labels to save time writing your name and address on multiple tickets) and vote for the best basket, the basket you would like to take home. Take a chance on this out-of-this-world Christmas present and support a good cause, the Warren General Hospital Auxiliary. Maybe you will win something special!   And don’t forget to add a trip to the Window Box Gift Shop to your holiday shopping where you will find many unique holiday decorations, gifts, and food items.  Merry Christmas from the WGH Auxiliary Board! 

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