Latest news from the Glenhaven Auxiliary

The Glenhaven Auxiliary met on October 14th to hear an update of activities and plan for coming events.

The Auxiliary had earned $2144 from the Quilt Raffle. Gordon Stangel had won the quilt, and Joy DeWrye reported that each of the members responsible for the quilt had received a thank you note from him for the beautiful quilt. The ladies offered to make another quilt for a raffle next year if the Auxiliary would pay for the materials for the quilt. Discussion was held concerning the sale of tickets by members, and especially the fact that we were not able to sell raffle tickets at our booth at the Fair. Motion was made to hold another raffle next year and passed. Louise Jeske received the prize for selling the most tickets.

The Pie Social at Rustic Lore also brought in a significant amount of income and will be continued next year. The Fall Luncheon was well attended, but mention was made that several people went through the line without making any donation. Next year the donation basket will be put in a more prominent place and monitored.

Some of the money from our events had been used to purchase large number remotes for the residents. More will be purchased if the need arises. It was agreed that we would purchase new large print hymnals for the residents.

The Care Tree Donation kickoff is set to start at the Craft Sale at St. John’s on Saturday, the 26th. Forms will also be available at local businesses. The Care Tree lighting is set to take place on December 7, with entertainment from the Mood Swings, and a Chicken and Biscuit supper following.

Members were asked to judge the posters made by the fourth graders from Glenwood City Elementary. Each person was able to cast three votes. These posters will be used to advertise our next event.

The next activity for the Auxiliary will be the Fall Bake Sale and Coffee Break, scheduled for November 7 and November 8 from 9:00 to 3:00 p.m. each day. Everyone is encouraged to come to Glenhaven on those days for their morning/afternoon coffee, and enjoy the fresh pastries. (Dice cups available) Additional t-shirts have been received and will be on sale that day along with our 50th Anniversary cookbook at a reduced price. There will also be a silent auction on 12 tree top angels which have been donated by Judi Utpahl. We also agreed to support the Historical Society in their latest endeavor, a book called “Echoes from the Past” and invited them to host their book signing during our Bake Sale.

The next meeting is scheduled for February 10, 2015, at 10 a.m.