Auction Will Bring Happier Christmas to Underprivileged Area Residents

Wreath-Auction-2013-1The 7th Annual Christmas Wreath Silent Auction to benefit families served by St. Clare Health Clinic and its Prenatal Assistance program kicked off Nov. 11 and run will through 9 a.m. Nov. 18 in the lobby of Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point, 1201 S. Main St. St. Clare offers free health care and other outreach services to underprivileged area residents.

Plans are to provide at least 20 families $100 gift cards from sale of the wreaths, which are purchased by the hospital and then decorated by employees. Bidding also is open to the public.

Marielisa Lopez (foreground), hospital customer service officer coordinator; and Michelle Payne, director of the Customer Relations and Satisfaction Department, who runs the auction; are shown hanging and displaying some of the wreaths.