Hospice auction, dinner slated for Aug. 5

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Many items are set to be auctioned on Aug. 5. Pictured are (L-R) Joel Stephens, Carol Bos and Pam Meeker.

Lower Valley Hospice and Palliative Care and the Children's Hospital of Seattle will be holding an auction Saturday, Aug. 5. The auction is a major fundraiser that involves volunteers from surrounding communities working hard to prepare for this event.

Popular auction items include craft items, sports memorabilia, wine, gift baskets, meal and service certificates, travel packages, and yard and garden items.

Some items that have already been presented for auction are trips to Lake Louise, gravel, yard and garden equipment, flowers and shrubs, Seahawk tickets, hair care items, service certificates, tools, wine packages and much more.

Lower Valley Hospice helps families in Yakima and Benton counties. The funds raised through this benefit auction are used to provide a peaceful and comfortable end-of-life care to patients when a cure is not available. It will help ensure a quality of life that may not otherwise be available to those in need.

Lower Valley Hospice and Palliative Care is a stand alone, non-profit program, which was founded in 1978. It is a state-licensed, federally certified agency, whose employees and volunteers provide support and care for families with life-threatening diseases.

Lower Valley Hospice and Palliative Care is dependent on this annual fundraising auction to provide for un-reimbursed expenses. All of the funds raised will remain in the Lower Valley service area.

The benefit will be held at St. Joseph Parish Center at 907 South Sixth Street in Sunnyside. The doors will open at 6 p.m. for the silent auction. A sit down dinner will be served at 7 p.m., followed by an oral auction at 8 p.m.

The Red Hat Society Grapevine Divas Chapter of Sunnyside is helping to serve dinner.

The bar will be open during the evening on a cash basis only.

Tickets are $25 for an individual, $40 per couple and $200 for a Friendship Table, which seats eight. Dinner choices are baked salmon, chicken marsala or vegetarian fettucini alfredo, and need to be reserved before July 28. Auction attendees purchasing tickets after July 28 will be served chicken marsala.

The band "Musical Revue" will provide the entertainment for the auction, and will play songs from artists such as Frank Sinatra, Brenda Lee and the Righteous Brothers.

Tickets can be purchased at the office of Consumer's Choice Insurance, AFLAC in Grandview, HoBS in Prosser and the Daily Sun News in Sunnyside.

For more information, contact Lower Valley Hospice and Palliative Care at 3920 Outlook Road, Sunnyside, or call 509-837-1676.



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