Region Supports Townsend Hospital Fundraiser
came from Helena, Butte, Bozeman and all over to support Townsend’s hospital
fundraiser, the “Good Stuff” event on Saturday, but Broadwater County checks
and cash made up most of the $37,500 proceeds, according to coordinator Barbara
kept the 4-H building at the fairgrounds full from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m, Saturday.
The combination garage sale, auction, food and music event was supported by
many volunteers who helped set up, sell and take down the hundreds of sale items.
Purchasers were on an honor system, to pay what they thought garage sale items
were worth, while the silent and live auctions kept the place lively with bids
back and forth until 8 p.m. Dorothy Hahn’s peach pie went for $400, and then
was resold for $200.
Debbie Ruckel, Texas chili makers ran out after serving 12 gallons of chili
with cornbread. The Hospital Auxiliary members threw an overwhelming bake sale,
which garnered more than $800. The Williams Family Band of Radersburg kept the
folks dancing after an evening of buying trucks, trailers and riding lawn
mowers. Countless volunteers and businesses kept the event going when the
building’s septic tank overflowed and had to be pumped. Meanwhile, hospital
staff and providers who could not attend kept the hospital going.
Stuff event steering committee wishes to thank everyone who helped, and all who
participated by donating and buying. They remind everyone the work in
fundraising is not finished. They’ll see you at the next event. Sponsors for
the Broadwater County fundraiser were Broadwater Health Center Auxiliary,
Townsend Rotary, Canton Women’s Club and Broadwater Fair Board.