Members of the Plumas District Hospital Volunteers purchased tickets to win gift certificates donated by 22 area merchants during a December luncheon. The committee members who worked on this project are from left: Brenda Lantow, Gloria Boland, Jean Hatzell, Rita Christensen, Barbara Vineyard and Marilyn Christensen. Photos by Debra Moore

Volunteers celebrate the season and local businesses

Brenda Lantow holds the bowl with the tickets while Rita Christensen reaches in to draw a winner.

Decked out in their holiday sweaters, the Plumas District Hospital Volunteers gathered Dec. 7 for their monthly luncheon.

The tables were packed as the volunteers enjoyed a lunch prepared by Caron Chance of Back Door Catering and provided by Plumas District Hospital as a token of appreciation.

“Thank you for everything you do for the hospital,” said Leann Kennedy, representing PDH.

The volunteers recently pledged $25,000 to the hospital’s lobby remodel and $18,000 to adopt another patient room. The Plumas District Hospital Volunteers’ primary fundraising arm is the Bargain Boutique on Main Street in Quincy.

In addition to taking care of some routine business during the lunch, members had the chance to win gift certificates donated by 22 local businesses. Each merchant or restaurant provided a gift certificate or certificates of varying denominations. The idea was that the winners could use the certificate to shop local and spend a little more in the process.

“Please shop locally,” volunteer Gloria Boland told those assembled, and listed those who participated: Patti’s Thunder Café, Quincy Provisions, The Knook, Pangaea, The Toy Store, Midtown Coffee, American Valley Hardware, Great Northern, The Hot Spot, Paradise Grill, Moon’s, Forest Stationers, Barn Owl Books, Quincy Pharmacy, Robin’s Roots, Ts to Go, West End Theatre, Brewing Lair near Graeagle, Ricochet Café in Clio, Pet Country, Plumas PC Computing and Quincy Paint.

Twenty-two merchants donated gift certificates to the Plumas District Hospital Volunteers. The members purchased drawing tickets and placed them in front of the certificate that they hoped to receive.

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