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Letter: Foundation event was superb

Published on November 28, 2017 2:23PM

Wallowa Valley Health Care Foundation put on its annual dinner auction Nov. 11 at the artfully decorated Cloverleaf Hall. It was a sold-out crowd.

The event was hugely successful. The citizens and businesses of Wallowa County once again –– even though they are hit up multiple times each year –– gave generously of their time and finances.

The goal was to raise funds for the new 3-D state-of-the-art mammography machine. To this end, more than $113,000 was raised.

All of that money will stay here in our county. Our hospital, which is ranked as one of the most outstanding rural hospitals in the nation, is the beneficiary. Our hospital has directly or indirectly positively benefited all of us. It deserves our support.

In a world where there is a pervasive aura of negativity, we can be proud to live where we care deeply about each other. And, we are willing to roll up our sleeves and commit to seeing that good things keep happening here at home.

Gail Swart



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