Houston —The Texas County Memorial Hospital Healthcare Foundation recently received a 2018 Kawasaki Mule to raffle for the Hospice of Care fund which benefits area Hospice of Care patients.
The utility vehicle will be awarded to a winner on November 3 at the conclusion of the TCMH Healthcare Foundation’s annual Chili Cook Off which also benefits Hospice of Care.
TCMH Healthcare Foundation partnered with S&H Farm Supply in Mountain Grove for the utility vehicle.
“We always have a large item with raffle tickets for our chili cook off teams to use to raise funds for their team, and this year we partnered with S&H Farm Supply in Mountain Grove for the all-terrain, utility vehicle,” Jay Gentry, Healthcare Foundation director, said.
The Kawasaki Mule is a Camo colored SX 4X4 XC model with a $9,049 retail value. A generous donation by S&H Farm Supply and Kawasaki help to cover a portion of the unit’s cost. Tickets are raffled for $10 each or $50 for six tickets.
“We have always had a great response when we raffle any type of all-terrain vehicle,” Courtney Owens, Hospice of Care director, explained. “The Mule is really versatile for leisure or work, for small or large properties, so it appeals to everyone.”
The UTV will be located outside of TCMH beginning mid-June.
The 12th Annual Chili Cook Off will also include both silent and live auctions. Donations from various businesses and people in the community will be auctioned. Some auction items from previous years include vacation packages and handcrafted furniture.
Proceeds from the raffle ticket sales will go toward overall fundraising for the event.
Funds from the Healthcare Foundation’s Hospice Fund and the annual Chili Cook Off are used to provide end of life care for patients and their families, regardless of a patient’s ability to pay for the service, as well as assist with volunteer training, and other needs for patients as they arise.
“Our hospice funds are used locally to benefit the patients we serve within a 40-mile radius of TCMH,” Owens said.
Raffle tickets for the Kawasaki Mule are available to purchase through the Hospice of Care office located in the TCMH Office Annex, the TCMH Registration Department located in the main hospital building, and are available from any of the teams that are participating in this year’s cook off.
There are still spaces for Chili Cook Off teams for this year’s event. Teams must consist of 5 people and the entry fee is $150 per team.
Tickets to the event are $10 for adults and $5 for children and are available through Hospice of Care and the Healthcare Foundation at TCMH.
For more information about a sponsorship or to make a gift in support of the chili cook off, contact the TCMH Healthcare Foundation, (417) 967-1377 or online at www.tcmh.org.