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Auxiliary requesting baked goods for Old Home Days

The Hancock Hospital Auxiliary is preparing for their annual Bake Sale on Aug. 17 at the Meeting House as part of the Old Home Day Festivities.

Beginning around Aug. 8, members and friends of the Hancock Hospital Auxiliary will begin telephoning Hancock residents to ask for donations of home-baked goods such as breads, cookies, brownies, pies, and other pastries for the bake sale. Baked goods should be brought to the Meeting House the day of the sale at 7:30 a.m. The bake sale will be open from 8 a.m. until noon.

The proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Monadnock Community Hospital to be used for patient-related items. For those who are not able to donate baked goods, monetary donations will be accepted. Any residents who are not reached by telephone and would like to make a donation of food or money, are welcome to do so. All checks should be made payable to the Hancock Hospital Auxiliary.

The bake sale is the only fund raiser of the auxiliary. As a result of the proceeds from the bake sale last year, funds went toward the purchase of two Osteotome sets used for surgical services.

The Hancock Hospital Auxiliary was organized about 67 years ago. The members meet every month in various members’ homes between October and June to sew special items for the hospital. This past year auxiliary members continued to make the many different sizes of surgical instrument pockets (to be used for sterilization of instruments for the operating room), large Christmas stockings for the babies born in the month of December to go home in, small stuffed teddy bears and dolls for children that come to the emergency room and various other articles as needed.

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