The Lake Norman Regional Medical Center Auxiliary needs your help. The organization supports numerous activities at the hospital and provides scholarships.
Each year, the auxiliary awards eight scholarships to students who plan careers in health-related fields. Previous recipients can apply for a one-year renewal.
Sales of donated books provide money for the program, but donations are down. The auxiliary needs current books that are gently used. On sale in the lobby, hardbacks cost $1; paperbacks are 50 cents.
The volunteers do not sell magazines, but they provide recent issues for patients and visitors. As spring approaches, do not toss 2011 magazines: Donate them for others to enjoy and purchase a "new" book.
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The auxiliary also is conducting a fundraiser for its scholarship program. A red wheelbarrow filled with gardening supplies and yard art is near the visitors' desk.
Tickets for the Spring Planting Raffle are $1 and can be purchased from volunteers. The drawing will be April 22.
Mooresville Garden Club
The Mooresville Garden Club is working to increase the bluebird population by designing a bluebird trail.
Club President Ann Payne said the club is adding more birdhouses at Mooresville Golf Course. Others will be erected around Genesis Eldercare in the Glenwood area.
Members are building and painting the houses and are planning to install them in a few weeks. "We encourage members to put boxes at their own houses," Payne said.
Since bluebirds have three nestings a year and begin searching for a home in early spring, now is the perfect time to provide boxes. Club member Don Payne is helping members with the project.
Plans, with size specifications for constructing houses, are available. If you would like to build a house for your backyard, call Payne at 704-663-0392.
Mount Mourne IB School
The PTSO at Mount Mourne IB School will host a fundraiser April 9.
"A Night on the Red Carpet," with a casino theme, will be at the Charles Mack Citizen Center. Proceeds from silent and live auctions will go to fund the art department and purchase technology. Students need Smart Boards and interactive pads.
Earlier in the year, a capital campaign funded a portable lab with netbooks. Sandy Keller, PTSO president, said the school needs another lab that teachers can carry to class.
Tickets are $25. Guests who would like reserved seating can book a table for eight for $200. Each ticket holder will receive $1,000 of fun money to spend in the casino.
A local jewelry store has donated earrings. Plane rides over Lake Norman and a beach vacation in South Carolina will be among the items auctioned.
More items from businesses are needed. Sponsorships are available.
Tickets can be purchased at the school office, 1431 Mecklenburg Highway, or through PayPal at www.mmibptso.org. Other ticket locations are La Patisserie, 631 Brawley School Road, Three Goats Coffee House, 112 Argus Lane, and J.J. Wasabi's Grill and Bar, 183 N. Main St.