FARMINGTON — The Franklin Memorial Hospital (FMH) Auxiliary is hosting a community tea from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, in the Bass Room at Franklin Memorial Hospital. The tea, which is free and open to the public, will include information sharing, refreshments and live entertainment.

The tea will begin with refreshments of sandwiches, fresh strawberries and three kinds of loose leaf tea: Marco Polo, Earl Gray and Darjeeling, while background piano music is performed by Dr. David Dixon.

At 3:15 p.m. Rebecca Ryder, FMH president, will welcome the attendees; followed by Les Gatchell, outgoing Auxiliary president, who will discuss the mission of the auxiliary. Then Jennifer McCormick, Healthy Community Coalition director, will discuss the organization’s current health education and outreach initiatives.

The tea will conclude with entertainment by the Cavaliere Family Violinists.

“This is an afternoon of friendship, information, refreshments and entertainment,” said Jill Gray, auxiliary staff liaison. “Anyone with an interest is welcome to attend and group and individual table reservations are available.”

An RSVP and table reservations are requested by Saturday, June 1, by calling Betty Mitchell at 897-2122. Those attending should look for directional signs for parking on the day of the event.

The FMH Auxiliary hosts monthly activities and special events that raise thousandss annually to support technology and programs at Franklin Memorial Hospital.

Most recently, the auxiliary’s annual gifts have supported the expansion of the healing garden on the hospital campus, as well as renovations the emergency department.


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