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“Where can you enjoy browsing through a beautiful selection of holiday decorations and gifts and support health care programs and services in your community at the same time?” asks Jane O’Brien, President of Partners of Crossing Rivers Health. “Partners have the answer! Our volunteers are hosting a Holiday Open House at Jerry’s Gift Shoppe on Friday, December 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. If you are just starting your holiday shopping, or if you are looking for a few stocking stuffers, we invite you to spend an hour or two with us- right here at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien.”
In addition to an assortment of seasonal merchandise, the Holiday Open House at Jerry’s Gift Shoppe features a selection of Badger and Hawkeye items, jewelry, purses, accessories, women’s and men’s personal items, and baby gifts. Jerry’s Gift Shoppe accepts all types of credit cards, checks and cash.
During the event, the main entrance at Crossing Rivers Health will be filled with the sounds of holiday music. Comfortable seating will be available to sit and listen to the music and enjoy free mocktails and appetizers. Shoppers can register to win door prizes which will be drawn throughout the evening.
The open house will also include the sale of home baked goods and other treats and a children’s activity table to entertain younger family members. The Trees of Enchantment, creatively designed and donated by Crossing Rivers Health employees, will be displayed in the front hallway allowing people to cast their vote for their favorite tree at $1 per vote. A Silent Auction will feature the Trees of Enchantment and a variety of gift and gift baskets.
Jane O’Brien adds, “Join us for a fun evening of shopping and holiday merriment! Crossing Rivers Health and Jerry’s Gift Shoppe will be decked out for the holidays to put us all in a festive mood for the season. It is also rewarding for our shoppers to know that all of the proceeds from Jerry’s Gift Shoppe are used to help fund health and wellness projects, including the purchase of medical equipment. In addition to funding scholarships to four area high school graduates choosing a career in health care, new equipment was purchased for athletic training, massage therapy, nutrition services and the emergency department this year.”
Shawna Atterbury, Volunteer Services Coordinator, encourages families to return to Crossing Rivers Health on Saturday, December 10, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for their children’s event. She said, “We are really looking forward to hosting our 1st annual Christmas Right Here. Just like Preview to Christmas, this fundraiser will carry on that tradition of a fun-filled time for children. There will be a charge for several of the activities and lunch will be available for purchase in the Dining Room. And families will not want to miss taking a photo of their child with Santa!”
For additional information on Partners and other volunteer opportunities at Crossing Rivers Health, individuals may call 608-357-2000 or visit crossingrivers.org.