MT. VICTORY - The Hardin Memorial Hospital Guild recently held its annual Spring Luncheon at the Plaza Inn in Mt. Victory. The luncheon tables were decorated with spring lanterns and Easter bunny baskets filled with mints.

Linda Smith, emcee and Secretary of the HMH Guild, welcomed all the attendees and thanked them for their attendance. She began the event by sharing history about the existence of the Guild and acknowledging past presidents. A delicious meal, prepared by the Plaza Inn, was enjoyed and served by the Spring Luncheon committee.

Mark Seckinger, president of HMH, updated the group on the hospital's newest construction project to the Emergency Department and thanked the Guild and the attendees for their contribution and support for the hospital.

The entertainment for this year's luncheon was provided by Linda Martell and her daughter, Megan Kearns, who presented a program entitled "Aprons". She had a wonderful display of vintage and colorful aprons and spoke about the history of them and how they are becoming collectibles.

A raffle was held that included many items donated by various local businesses as well as the table arrangements given as door prizes. The Spring Luncheon, along with its raffle, is a major fundraiser for the Guild. All proceeds go toward the purchase of new hospital equipment. For Fiscal Year 2012-2013 the Guild applied $15,362 toward gifts for the hospital as well as supplies for the many projects they do for the patients. .

This years' luncheon committee consisted of Guild officers - Roberta Flinn, Linda Smith, Joyce Ramsey and Sharon Good (co-chairpersons); Linda Smith (emcee); Marilyn King and Joyce Ramsey (luncheon tickets); Unit #19 (table favors); HMH Gift Shop (table decorations); Sharon Good, Ruth Ann Poling, Kate Snider, Joyce Ramsey, Pam Sprang (raffle prizes); Sandy Dick (raffle tickets and program books); Guild Units (door prizes); and Chris Davis (publicity).

If you are interested in becoming a Guild member, call 419-675-8137 or stop by the volunteer office at Hardin Memorial Hospital.