Wednesday, November 14, 2012

2012 Keepsake Ornaments Now Available

Christmas is a time for memories – creating new ones with family and friends as well as treasuring the memories of loved ones who are no longer with us. One beautiful way to remember those loved ones is the time-honored tradition of placing a Keepsake Ornament on the memorial trees at Elk Regional Health Center and Pinecrest Manor.

The Elk Regional Health System Auxiliary has offered the memorial trees for decades and will continue the tradition this year.

In keeping with tradition, the 2012 Keepsake Ornaments will be available in three sizes: a small crystal angel for $5; crystal angels of assorted colors for $10; and a larger crystal angel for $20. The Auxiliary is unable to fill requests for angels of a specific color.

The Auxiliary is also offering a special collectible Keepsake Ornament Рa Cloisonn̩ bell beautifully decorated with delicate Swarovski crystals for $50. This collectible keepsake is available in limited quantities.

“The bells have always very well received and there are many families who have made it a Christmas tradition to collect a different ornament each year,” said Jennifer Bauer, Project Director for the Elk Regional Health System Auxiliary. “This year, we’re thrilled to be able to offer the special collectible bell to everyone. The Cloisonne bell is absolutely stunning. It’s something that families can display year-round to remember their loved ones.”

As always, these unique ornaments will be placed on the tree of the donor’s choice, along with a card bearing their loved one’s name in beautifully handwritten calligraphy.

After the holidays, ornaments may be picked up and taken home to enjoy as part of the holiday tradition.

The lobby areas at Pinecrest Manor and Elk Regional Health Center will soon be decorated with Christmas trees. Orders for the Keepsake Ornaments can be placed immediately and should be placed as quickly as possible since quantities are limited.

Order forms are available in the lobby at Elk Regional Health Center and at Pinecrest Manor as well as online on the Elk Regional Health System’s Web site by clicking here. Order forms will also be available in the local newspaper.

Those who are not interested in the Keepsake Ornament program but would still like to purchase an ornament may do so in The Peppermint Stick Gift Shop, located in the lobby at Elk Regional Health Center. The Gift Shop is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

The Elk Regional Health System Auxiliary is a dedicated group of individuals who work to raise money to support Elk Regional Health System. The Auxiliary has pledged $250,000 to the Health Center’s new expansion project, which will add a third floor to the Health Center; privatize and modernize every single patient room; create a new, more secure 10-bed Generations Unit and create a new, eight-bed Family Unit.

All proceeds from the sale of Keepsake Ornaments will benefit the Elk Regional Health Center’s expansion project.

Questions regarding the Keepsake Ornament program may be directed to Jennifer Bauer at 781-3402.