Lois Grandison (l) of Ember Complete Care at Uhrichsville smiled as she won the auction to purchase the first Christmas decoration at the Wreaths & More Extravaganza at a preview event on Monday evening. The fundraiser is being hosted by the Trinity Hospital Twin City Employee Auxiliary this week at the Trainmaster Inn, Dennison. Sharing in Grandison’s happiness is Lauren Castello (r), Trinity Hospital Twin City Director of Human Resources.
DENNISON – On Monday evening, November 28, Twin City area business persons and hospital supporters gathered for a private preview of the 13th Annual Trinity Hospital Twin City Employee Auxiliary’s Wreaths & More Extravaganza at the historic Trainmaster Inn at 408 Grant Street. Guests enjoyed refreshments and the opportunity to place opening bids on the dozens of wreaths, various holiday decorations and gift baskets that were donated for the fundraiser.
At the preview, a special auction gave guests the chance to purchase a few items before the extravaganza opened to the public on Tuesday, November 29. The first winning bidder was Lois Grandison of Ember Complete Care of Uhrichsville. Nearly $1,000 was raised through the small auction to boost the success of the extravaganza.
From now through Saturday, the public is welcome to attend the Wreaths & More Extravaganza to view the beautiful holiday decorations on display between 4 and 8 p.m. on weeknights and Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. All event proceeds will benefit Trinity Hospital Twin City. Adult admission is $2.00, which provides unlimited entry to the Wreaths and More Extravaganza throughout the week; children may attend at no cost. Those wishing to purchase a wreath or decoration may do so by placing silent bids, and the top bidders will be awarded their decorations at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 3.
“Each year, the Wreaths & More Extravaganza provides the perfect way to jump-start your holiday spirit,” shared Tiffany Poland, Chairperson of the event and Employee Auxiliary member. “Come see the beautiful decorations and enjoy holiday cookies and punch while taking in the cozy, charming atmosphere of a Victorian Christmas at the Trainmaster Inn.”
The past several years of the event have featured several unique and original pieces such as a conductor’s hat with greenery including passes to the Dennison Depot’s Polar Express, a lovely antique wooden toboggan sled, Ohio State themed decorations, a decorated weathered windowpane and various other collectors’ themed decorations. There have also been beautiful centerpieces with greenery, pine and hurricane candles. The Wreaths and More Extravaganza also provides the opportunity to see the Trainmaster Inn. “The Trainmaster Inn continues to be the perfect showcase for our fundraiser,” commented Poland. “The bed and breakfast is fully decorated for the Christmas season and is truly a sight to see. It is well worth the $2.00 admission to see the Inn, not to mention the added bonus of our event.” For more information about the Wreaths & More Extravaganza,