Treasure Island provides lots of fun and funds for hospital

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 8 November 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers
HOLLEY – Dawn Meland, a member of the board of directors for Orleans Community Health, spins the tickets for $1,000 worth of cash prizes as part of Saturday’s Treasure Island fundraiser for Medina Memorial Hospital.

The physicians at the hospital donated the $1,000, and winners were picked for $500, $200, $200 and $100.

The Orleans Community Health Foundation has been putting on the Treasure Island fundraiser since 1984. Holly Lederhouse, left, and her mother Wanda Lederhouse, right, both dressed up as pirates for the benefit. Craig Smith also was a pirate. His wife, Heather Smith, works as a donor development specialist for the Foundation.

Dave Lindsay looks over some of the merchandise up for auction at the Treasure Island fundraiser at Hickory Ridge Country Club. There were more than 200 items up for bid.

Treasure Island typically raises about $30,000 for the hospital. It is the Foundation’s biggest fundraiser of the year.

Barb Jantzi, left, and Joanne Stefanik, center, served as voluntary co-chairs of the event. They are pictured with Angela DiRosa, director of the Foundation.

They are pictured by a sign showing progress towards purchasing a new high-tech ultrasound machine for the hospital.

Saturday’s event was expected to meet the $175,000 overall goal for the new ultrasound, which should be in place in early 2016.

Wes Pickreign, a board member for the Foundation, served as emcee for the Saturday event, which was attended by about 250 people.

Georgia Thomas of Medina looks over some of the items up for bid. Thomas said she has been coming to Treasure Island for about a dozen years.

“It’s fun and it supports the hospital,” Thomas said. “This is a happening place.”

Teressa Taylor, a clinical analyst for the hospital, checks in some of the bidders at Treasure Island on Saturday.