From: Lori Ortega
2013 WHA Fantasy of Trees Committee
On behalf of Bonnie Kelly and Ruth Dalleska, Winona Health Auxiliary 2013 Fantasy of Trees co-chairs, and the entire Fantasy of Trees committee, we would like to thank the Winona-area community for contributing to the success of this year’s event. There were over 90 beautifully decorated trees donated by area businesses, organizations, and individuals, and over 220 hand-crafted wreaths and centerpieces donated by the WHA Designers Committee. In addition, this year’s event included a successful Ladies Night which incorporated specialty vendor sales with an evening of entertainment, refreshments, and holiday shopping. We would also like to thank judges Lynn Hartert, Rob McCall, and Mary Singer for contributing their time and expertise for making the difficult decision of designating the tree awards. There are many more people involved in the success of Fantasy of Trees, so please feel free to visit the Winona Health website and follow the Giving and Volunteering link (then to Auxiliary and Volunteer Services) to see the names of donors, award winners, participating businesses and vendors, and pictures of all trees that were in this year’s event. It was truly an amazing and collaborative effort between the community, Winona Health employees and facilities, and the wonderful volunteerism and giving of so many individuals. All funds raised (over $15,000) will go towards room recliners to increase the comfort of patients and their visitors and healthcare scholarships. Thank you for your support and Happy Holidays from Winona Health Auxiliary!