Giddy-up-and-Give was the underlying theme for Pemi-Baker Community Health’s fundraiser hosted by Big Daddy Joe’s Country Kitchen and Saloon on Sunday. Community members, friends and employees of PBCH turned out for the Boots N’ Bling Auction in their finest western attire. The annual auction is Pemi-Baker’s largest fundraiser of the year and once again the Plymouth community didn’t disappoint.
The afternoon was busy with cowboy hat decorating contests, a best boots competition, silent and live auctions as well as great raffle giveaways. Big Daddy Joe’s catered the BBQ spread and with the relaxed country atmosphere, everyone felt they were ‘down south’ all afternoon.
Auctioneer, Mike Lemieux kept the bids rolling and PBCH Board President, Marty Humphrey reminded everyone how important fundraising is for a non-profit organization. “We provide services for everyone regardless of their ability to pay. Though we bill insurance, it doesn’t mean they cover all the services we provide. Some of the most important care isn’t billable. Time spent listening – to patients, to family members to close friends and to care givers – this is possible because of your donations.”
Chandra Engelbert, CEO said, “Collaboration is the key to success in health care today, working closely with our community and the other healthcare systems, we become a safety net. Most people prefer to remain ‘healthy at home’ which is also a less costly option for healthcare. We appreciate our professional staff who touch so many lives: yours, your family’s, your neighbor’s, with a customer oriented, client centered approach, to improve the health and lives of others.”
Pemi-Baker Community Health would like to thank the many sponsors who support us year after year. Dumont Construction, Rockywold-Deephaven Camp, Mainstay Technologies, Gowen Realty, Noyes Insurance, Home Care Specialists, R.M. Piper, NE Employee Benefits Co., Waterville Valley Resort, Annie’s Overflow Restaurant, Highline Acoustics, Comfort Keepers, Conklin & Reynolds PA, Old North State Trust, Deb Hills Cleaning Service, Simple By Nature LLC and all the people who donated items for our silent, live and online auctions. Thank You! A big thanks also goes out to everyone who participated in the online auction leading up to the event. Some online bidders were from as far away as Florida!
Please consider donating to Pemi-Baker Community Health as the holidays approach. If you order gifts on line, Amazon will give a percentage of your purchases directly to Pemi-Baker Community health by using Amazon Smile. Visit www.smile.amazon.com and choose Pemi-Baker Community Health. Giving Tuesday, December 3rd, is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and is a movement to create an international day of charitable giving at the beginning of the Christmas and holiday season. Visit our website to give: www.pbhha.org. Thank you from the team at Pemi-Baker!
~By Anna Swanson