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Auxiliary to serve up sweet slices

Kay Vasilakis

The Valley View Hospital Auxiliary has brought Pie Day to Strawberry Days every year since the early 1960s. The first events were held at the Old City Hall. After that, they were held at the Holy Cross Building. Back in the early days, you could get a slice of pie and as much coffee as you could drink for 25 cents.This year, Pie Day is Friday, June 19, from 9 a.m. until all the pies are gone, downstairs in the Fellowship Hall at the First United Methodist Church, 824 Cooper, in Glenwood Springs. This year, pie eaters can get a slice of pie and a drink for $3, or an entire pie for $18. All proceeds go to the Health Resource Library and scholarships for valley students interested in careers in the medical field.Everyone has their own favorite slice, but among the most popular varieties are strawberry, pecan, apple and Key lime pie.The auxiliary is busy fundraising during the rest of the year, too. The hospital’s Heart to Heart Gift Shop is run by the auxiliary with completely volunteer labor. Proceeds are directed to medically related scholarships. The auxiliary also conducts quilt raffle drawings in December, with the proceeds going to the same entities as above. Last year, the auxiliary donated $20,000 to scholarships and $20,000 to the Heath Resource Library.The auxiliary is completely independent of the Valley View Hospital Foundation.

Garfield County human services agencies are reminded that the 2007 Garfield County Human Services grant applications are available from the Garfield County Administration Office. Ten copies of each completed grant application must be submitted by 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, to the Garfield County Administration Office, 108 Eighth St., Suite 213, Glenwood Springs. Kay Vasilakis’ “Nonprofit Spotlight” appears every other Wednesday. Kay is the media coordinator for the Garfield County Human Services Commission. To contact her, please call 945-8515, ext. 513, or e-mail

Organized: 1955 Founding purpose: to extend extra service to patients and provide help as needed to the regular hospital staff How many auxiliary members in 1955? 176 How many members today? 312, including health fair, hospice and fundraising volunteers To donate tax-deductible funds to the 501(c)(3) organization, send a check to the hospital, and make sure the check is made out to the Valley View Hospital Auxiliary.

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