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Santiam Hospital auxiliary returns to fundraising

Reporter for The Canyon Weekly

By James Day

The Santiam Hospital Auxiliary is back in the tulip business.

The auxiliary, which works to assist the hospital with general needs as well as providing money for scholarships, was unable to do any fundraising in 2020 and 2021 because of COVID.

This year the group is back in business, with an ambitious schedule of fundraising events that starts April 13-15 with the tulip sale. The sale will be in the lobby of the hospital, 1401 N. 10th Ave., Stayton, and will continue as long as supplies last, said Mary Lou Hazelwood of the hospital auxiliary.

Hazelwood said that the loss of pandemic-era fundraisers has left a hole of approximately $15,000 to $20,000 that the auxiliary is looking to fill with the tulip sale and other fundraisers. 

On the schedule are a Harvest Breakfast Sept. 11, a fashion show Oct. 20 and a poinsettia sale in December.

The auxiliary hopes to spend $10,000 this year on scholarships for local students enrolled in college and medical trade programs. Students in Stayton, Sublimity, Aumsville, Turner and the Santiam Canyon are eligible for the grants.

Applications for the grants are available at  santiamhospital.org/about-us/santiam-auxiliary/. Interviews for scholarship applicants are tentatively set for April 21. 

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