November 13, 2013
The Kenmore Mercy Foundation and Kenmore Mercy Auxiliary are hosting “Deck the Halls,” a wreath decorating contest featuring wreaths designed by the hospital’s employees and volunteers.
Community members are welcome to view and purchase chances to win the wreaths from November 27 – December 16. Wreaths will be displayed at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, 2950 Elmwood Avenue, in the atrium.
“This event is a great way to kick off the holiday season. Wreaths are more than just decorations and have a sense of tradition with them,” said Susan Jandzinski, Kenmore Mercy Foundation’s Annual Fund director. “We hope it will be a successful fundraiser to benefit Kenmore Mercy Hospital and that it will lift the spirits of patients, families and associates during this special time of year.”
Wreaths, which have significant meaning for the season, have been used as a decorative sign of Christmas for hundreds and hundreds of years. Its circular shape represents eternity, as it has no beginning and no end. From a Christian religious perspective, it represents an unending circle of life. The evergreen, most frequently used in making wreathes, symbolizes growth and everlasting life.
Raffle tickets can be purchased for $5 a sheet in the 1st floor atrium beginning on November 27.
Proceeds benefit the Kenmore Mercy Foundation, which provides key financial support to Kenmore Mercy Hospital so our patients and their families can continue to receive high quality healthcare services whenever a medical need arises.