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Holiday Settings helps deserving students


Last updated 12/20/2007 at Noon

Judi Vannatta with her carolers.

On December 6, for the 16th year, members and guests of Fallbrook Hospital Auxiliary gathered at the Grand Tradition for “Holiday Settings,” – an event that offers Christmas cheer and benefits a very worthy cause – scholarships for deserving students.

It was another magnificent luncheon presented by the auxiliary. Proceeds were raised for the scholarship program the organization has in place for Fallbrook area high school students pursuing medical industry careers.

“This really sets the spirit of the season,” said auxiliary member Lois Lee. “The luncheon is so cheerful; it’s great getting together with friends.”

Auxiliary President B.J. Johnson and event co-chairpersons Bev McDougal and Esther Johnson organized the luncheon.

Kay Bettis and Table Hostess Judy Shaver.

Each of the 21 tables was decorated in a unique holiday theme by the auxiliary member/hostess assigned to that table. Centerpieces and table settings from personal collections ranged from fun and whimsical character displays to elaborate, elegantly dressed holiday themes.

“This is the highlight of the year,” said Bev Griffith of the Avocado Belles.

Members and guests enjoyed live entertainment and listened to holiday melodies performed by Jack Story and Band.

Local businesses donated a wide array of items for the opportunity drawing and silent auction. The opportunity drawings offered fabulous gift baskets and gift certificates to local restaurants and shops. The silent action featured a gold and diamond bracelet, a round of golf and lunch for four, a Disney-themed basket with four admission tickets to Disneyland and a 2006 AFL Champion commemorative football.


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