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Local business helps Foundation achieve goal to purchase Infant Warmer

Foundation news | Sunday, January 12, 2014

Contact: Sasha Dull

The Pickett Fence, a fabric, quilting, candy and frame shop in downtown Prairie du Chien, recently donated proceeds from a weekend sale to support the purchase of an infant warmer for Obstetrics. Owner Louanne Davis heard of the Foundation’s efforts to raise funds to replace a 17-year old warmer for the hospital.

Funds raised from the Foundation’s Golf Classic, held in September, were just shy of being able to fully fund the purchase of the warmer. The new warmer will not only replace old equipment, but will integrate what are now four separate pieces of equipment, including monitors, oxygen, resuscitation and a scale. With the $500 contribution from the Pickett Fence, the Foundation’s fundraising goal has now been met.

Davis donated 10% from sales of quilting and sewing project samples and even matched that amount to make a total gift of $500. The samples were an accumulation of work since The Pickett Fence has been in business.

"Just as healthcare is an important aspect of our communities, our local businesses are extremely vital. We appreciate not only their hard work, but the generous support of our community businesses. We are grateful for the donation by The Pickett Fence and their customers," said Sasha Dull, Foundation Director.