The holidays are quickly approaching and soon the sights and sounds of
Christmas will fill the air. It’s the perfect time to spread some
cheer by entering Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation’s “Festival
of Wreaths” contest and silent auction.
Get in the holiday spirit by creating a wreath reflecting the theme “We
need a little Christmas.” By entering the contest you will help
raise scholarship funds for the education and training of our local healthcare
“Right now our spirits really do need a lift – a little glitter
and glow,” says Martha Airth-Kindree, foundation executive director.
“Helping others through this scholarship fund is a great way to
do it while having some fun.
So, turn on the Christmas music and get creative with ribbon, bows or
whatever material you can imagine to create your wreath (see exceptions
and guidelines below) Submit it, along with the
registration form, to the hospital registration desk at Mile Bluff Medical Center by
Monday, November 23. The entry fee is $10 per wreath.
Rules for wreath contest:
- Wreaths can be no bigger than 36 inches across and 40 inches long
- Must be no heavier than 5 pounds
- All electrical elements must be battery operated
- Pine/fur and other natural elements are not permitted. Please use artificial greenery
Not only will the “Festival of Wreaths” bring a bright display
to the medical center, it can also brighten your home as well. See a wreath
and want to make it your own? Choose from a selection of wreaths and make
your bid online during the silent auction. Wreaths will be awarded to
the top bidders on December 9.
If you, your business or school group would like to donate your wreath
for the silent auction, your contest entry fee is waived. “This
is going to be an interesting fundraiser. We have a lot of really creative
people in our community and I’m sure we will get some amazing wreaths
to auction,” comments Martha.
Even though the wreaths will be on display in the lobby of the medical
center, to follow COVID-19 precautions, everyone is encouraged to view,
bid and vote online for their favorite wreath(s). The contest voting will
begin on Tuesday, December 1. To vote, community members give a $1 donation
for each vote. Vote as many times as you wish for as many wreaths as you
like. Prizes will be awarded to the top three vote-getters. Voting information
will be available by the end of November.
“I want to encourage businesses, individuals, civic organizations
and school groups to join us in celebrating our community with some well
needed Christmas cheer,” says Martha.
Join Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation in ringing in the holiday season.
Turn in your festive wreaths by Monday, November 23. To learn more about
the “Festival of Wreaths,” contact Martha at 608-847-1495.