HealthSouth continues its annual Christmas tree raffle

December 17, 2018

HUNTINGTON - The lobby of HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital is a winter wonderland, thanks to the ninth annual Christmas tree raffle to benefit the Salvation Army.

Organized by Sandy Nichols, the raffle continues to raise more money each year.

This year, there are 13 Christmas trees, a 5-foot-tall nutcracker, four wreaths and a snowman with gift cards with it. Some of the tree themes include the University of Kentucky, unicorns, Alice in Wonderland and snow.

All of the trees were designed and decorated by the different departments at HealthSouth, with the exception of one donated by HIMG. That tree is patriotic themed and comes with a bag full of goodies for a picnic. Nichols said Patty Dickey, HIMG director of physician and community services, outdid herself with the tree.

The nutcracker was donated by Stonerise at Home.

“People enjoy doing it because they know it’s for a good cause,” Nichols said. “Patients see them, and it makes them feel better. The person that wins it feels better, and the money goes to a good cause. People are already planning for next year what they will do.”

Nichols said when she walks through the lobby she frequently hears people talking about how beautiful the trees are.

Raffle tickets are $1 or six tickets for $5. They can be purchased in the lobby from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. The drawing will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21. You do not need to be present to win.

All proceeds benefit the Huntington Salvation Army. Last year, the raffle raised $1,235.

The Salvation Army provides many services in Huntington, including Christian worship services, nutrition programs and disaster relief.

For more information about the raffle, contact the hospital at 304-733-1060.

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