FRH Auxiliary holds annual meeting

FRANKLIN — Members of the Franklin Regional Hospital Auxiliary recently held its annual meeting to review initiatives of the past year and ways to best support the hospital and community services moving forward.

Held in November at Franklin Regional Hospital, the Auxiliary's Annual Craft Fair raised just shy of $2,200. The fair was a great opportunity to purchase hand-made gifts and everything needed for the holiday season, while supporting local artists and crafters.

In early December the Auxiliary's signature fundraising event brings community members together for the annual Lights of Memory celebration. In its 30th year this past year's ceremony honored dear friend Becky Ames, and recognized countless loved ones. $2,392 was raised from this heartfelt event in 2013, with funds designated to the employee scholarship program.

The Gift Shop at Franklin Regional Hospital is run by volunteers, and offers everything from flowers and cards to beautiful jewelry and unique gifts. Every purchase supports important initiatives at Franklin Regional Hospital, ultimately benefiting patients and staff.

Auxiliary members support community initiatives through events such as the Red Dress Gala; the Tanger Fit for a Cure 5K; the LRGHealthcare Golf Classic; and the hospital's involvement at Franklin Community Day. The Auxiliary is proud to be a $5,000 Cornerstone Level donor to the LRGHealthcare Capital Campaign.