The Memorial Hospital Auxiliary has launched this year's Tree of Remembrance fundraiser, with its eye on helping the hospital buy an ultrasound upgrade in order to perform stress echocardiograms.
The Auxiliary currently has $1,893 in donations. Each year the Auxiliary works to raise money to help the hospital buy needed equipment.
The total cost for the ultrasound upgrade will be $34,400, and the Auxiliary will continue to take donations until the end of January. There is no set goal, other to collect as much money as possible to offset the cost of the upgrade.
To make a donation or memorial contribution in honor of a loved one, you can drop it into the collection box in the hospital's front lobby, or send it to the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Tree of Remembrance, Attn. Apryl Bradshaw, 1900 State St., Chester, 62233
Memorials to date
Beta Nu Chapter: In loving memory of past members.
Steven Sympson: In loving memory of Travis and Rebecca Young.
Ida, Gary and Stan Gaertner and family: In loving memory of Paul R. Gaertner.
Steven Sympson: In loving memory of Uncle Terry and Aunt Martha Brelje.
Steven Sympson: In loving memory of Arnold E. Fey.
Russ & Linda Rader: In loving memory of Lance Corporal Charles Rader.
Welge-Pechacek Funeral Homes: In loving memory of Ron Pechacek.
Three Springs Lodge Nursing Home LLC: In loving memory of William O. Welge, Irene Welge, Robert C. Welge, Otto Rowold and Mabel Rowold
VFW Auxiliary Post 3553: In loving memory of our deceased members
Russ & Linda Rader: In loving memory of Private First Class Leonard Nitzsche
The Guthman Family: In loving memory of John & Jessie Guthman and Bonnie Jones
Barb & Keith Kittell: In loving memory of Kris and Kyle Kittell
Robin McMurtry: In honor of Betty Ervin
Chester Lions Club
Chester Insurance Agency
City of Chester
Chester Electrical Supply, Inc.
Arbeiter Law Offices
Falkenhein Accounting & Tax Service, P.C.
Fisher, Kerkhover, Coffey and Gremmels Law Office
Southern Illinois Sand Company, Inc.
Chester National Bank
Southern Illinois EyeCare
Buena Vista National Bank of Chester
Randolph County Abstract LLC
Dr. and Mrs. James Krieg
Chester Women's Club
St. Mary's Knights of Columbus Council No. 3790