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Bonita Mesa donates $8,500 to Hospice
Third time was definitely the charm for residents of Bonita Mesa RV Park as their fund-raisers for Hospice brought in a whopping $8,178.
The park owner added $322 to the pot to bring the total to $8,500 to donate to Hospice of Yuma.
Arlene Hansen, of the Lago Lane Ladies, said this year's donation brings the park's total to $18,500.00.
In 2002, Isabel Korrer conceived the idea of an auction and learned that Tex and Yvonne Pate, from Montana, were in the auctioneering business, and their expertise was welcome. Karolyn Moody took on the duties of rounding up auction items from area merchants.
For the past two years, Jan and Richard Brothers collected auction items. Park residents donated afghans, custom cross-stitched blouses, a quilted vest, a computer and more for the auction.
The fund-raising auction brought unusual bidding, such as $17.50 each for five cakes baked by a resident, and three pies sold for $100. Meals were money raisers: a Cow Camp Supper for four brought $225, a special brunch for six tallied $80 and a gourmet dinner for four, $120.
More fund-raisers were Ron and Sandy Pardue and "crew" serving lunches; sales of cookies, recipe books and quilted coasters; and a quilt raffle.
Bonita Mesa RV Park has fewer than 500 sites at 9400 North Frontage Road.
Pam M. Smith can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 539-6856.