The 22nd annual Festival of Remembrance, a yearly fundraising auction to benefit Hospice & Homecare of Reno County, has been scheduled for Friday, August 18, 2023 at Prairie Dunes Country Club.
This one night of fun includes silent and live auctions, raffle drawings for big ticket items and even a car giveaway. 2023 marks the 12th year that Mel Hambelton Ford has pledged a vehicle donation for this premier fundraising event. The make and model of the vehicle as well as how to purchase raffle tickets will be available soon!
Tara Dahlstrom, ancillary services & business development director for Hospice & Homecare of Reno County, said the auction is the organization’s largest fundraiser each year, and proceeds are earmarked for hospice services provided by the not-for-profit agency. Hospice and HomeCare serves a 50-mile radius and serves patients in their homes, care facilities, and at the Hospice House.
“A number of the participants have attended most, if not all, of the previous 21 Festivals of Remembrance,” Dahlstrom said. “The Hutchinson community has been very generous in their support of the Festival of Remembrance and we can never thank them enough for their continued support.”
Dahlstrom said a portion of the funds raised at this year’s event will be allocated to offset unfunded care for those in need as well as the general maintenance of the agency’s inpatient hospice care facility, the Hospice House, located on East 20 th street. “Our agency never turns a hospice patient away, regardless of their ability to pay.”
Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Hospice & HomeCare of Reno County Darla Willson said, “There is no better example of Hutchinson’s benevolence than the Festival of Remembrance. No family is exempt in dealing with end of life issues, often on multiple occasions during one’s lifetime. Hospice & Homecare of Reno County is a 42-year old success story that ranks among the best in the state in providing care and consultation for community members dealing with terminal illness.”
More information on the 22nd Annual Festival of Remembrance can be found at: www.hutchregional.com/hospice-homecare-of-reno-county/