Two Fundraising Events Mark Beebe Medical Center Auxiliary's 75th Anniversary
"Two fundraising events are taking place in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Beebe Medical Center Auxiliary.
A plant sale will take place from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on April 16 at the Beebe Health Campus on John J. Williams Highway in Rehoboth Beach. East Coast Garden Center in Millsboro is supplying the array of plants and accessories available for purchase. A percentage of all sales will benefit Beebe Medical Center.
The Auxiliary's traditional Anniversary Tea will take place at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 15, at the Lewes Presbyterian Church on Kings Highway. Reservations are required and limited to 150 people. Tickets are $15 per person and reservations can be made by calling (302) 645-3538.
Beebe Medical Center Auxiliary was founded in 1936 as a service group to raise money to maintain and equip Beebe Hospital, which had been founded in 1916. The Auxiliary founders were a group of mostly women who met over tea and baked goods, knitting, sewing and planning social events to promote the welfare of the hospital.
Today, the auxiliary is the oldest fundraising organization supporting the Medical Center. It has more than 250 members. Over the past four years, the Auxiliary has raised more than a million dollars in support of various projects and programs at the medical center.
Caption: Beebe Medical Center Auxiliary has a 75th anniversary committee that is organizing several activities throughout the year. From left to right, back row: Ginger Snowden, Betty Surbaugh, Auxiliary corresponding secretary; Henrietta Belcher-Stark, Auxiliary 2nd vice president; Judith Hannan, Carol Anderson, and Charlie Boehm; front row: Muriel Pfeiffer, Pat Sandy, Auxiliary treasurer and 75th anniversary committee chair; Mike Clemmer, Auxiliary president; and B.J. Young.
Beebe Medical Center is a not-for-profit community medical center with a charitable mission to encourage healthy living, prevent illness, and restore optimal health with the people residing, working, or visiting in the communities we serve. For more information, please visit us online at www.beebemed.org