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News :: VGH Tree Walk: One more addition, bids continue to increase
· 10:44am November 15th, 2012
Looking for some unique gifts for your family or friends for Christmas?
Virginia Gay Hospital has some ideas.
Want a snowman kit, complete with wooden arms, orange nose and black hat? It's there.
Want to give a child in your life a soft Tow Mater -- you know, the tow truck from the "Cars" movies? He's there, too.
Also available: Bird feeders (and of course, bird seed); a cooler; a walker with hand brakes; items for your favorite Hawkeye or Cyclone fan; car care items; a Candy Land game complete with a Santa with a pink stocking cap.
These are just a few of the items available in the Third Annual Virginia Gay Tree Walk, which is is now under way. Hospital departments and other groups and businesses have begun setting up trees and wreaths, which will be sold by silent auction.
Other trees include hand-crafted decorations, a Dr. Seuss tribute, as well as a tree based on the Dr. Who TV Show. Many trees include a variety of traditional Christmas colors or flowers. Pet lovers, and those who want a tree in pink, white, or blue , or even red, white and blue, also may find something to bid on.
The event began two years ago and is being continued this year, led by the VGH Respiratory or Cardiac Rehab Departments.
Anyone is welcome to browse and bid; the trees are in the lobby and hallway. Edward Jones is again sponsoring the event, which helps raise money for the Tree of Lights event. More than 25 trees and wreaths are being offered by auction.
Hospital leaders again thank Edward Jones for its generous sponsorship.
Tree sponsors/creators included:
Windsor Mannor-Blue Christmas
Stephanie Williams-Dr Who Tree
Lagrange Pharmacy-Flowered Filled Fun
Rick Lazenby and Suzy Robinson-Cooler Christmas
Natures Corner-Peek A Boo Reindeer
Tharp’s Design-Fairy Merry Christmas
Kurt’s Enterprises-Potted Pine
VSEA, Becky Williams, Lisa Clark, Louise Lazenby-A Handcrafted Christmas
Mossman & Mossman Law Firm-“Yes, Virginia”
Deb Kacena, Kacena Christmas Tree Farm-Lets Play in the Snow
Wilson Hite Insurance-No “Wine-ing”
Taylor & Peyton Frank-Spay, Neuter, Adopt
Kim Frank-Candy Kisses
Nelsons Furniture-Pretty in Pink
Kim Swore-Cat in the Hat
Chris Brown-Go Cyclones
Marcey & Mark Jensen-Feed the Birds
Karleen Langham-Christmas Morning
Family Foot Care Center P.L.C.-Gone Fishin
Mattie Easter-Blue Ice
Becky Bergeson & Marcey Jenson –Mr. Snowman
Colleen Long & Linda Ebert-Ole Glory
Ben Gates-Go Hawkeyes
Quality Mecial Services-The Golden Years
Tricia Briner-Candy Land
Farmers Savings Bank & Trust-Merry Christmas Wreath
Vinton Tire and Auto Repair-Goodyear Cheer
Beka Forbes-John Deere
Roadrunner Towing: Toy cars and trucks (the most recent addition)
'Teenproof' event helps parents identify signs of substance abuse
Holiday Open House this Sunday at many Vinton businesses; concert at Palace