Kawasaki Mule Raffle to Benefit Hospice of Care

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The Kawasaki Mule to be raffled at the 2017 Chili Cook Off with Kathy Wiley, S&H Farm Supply; Jay Gentry, TCMH Healthcare Foundation director; Stephen Darnell, S&H Farm Supply, and Wes Murray, TCMH CEO.

The Texas County Memorial Hospital Healthcare Foundation recently received a 2017 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 4th at 3 p.m. at the TCMH Healthcare Foundation’s annual Chili Cook Off which also benefits Hospice of Care.

“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 4X4 SX XC model with an $8,400 value. A donation by S&H and Kawasaki covered much 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.”

Owens explained that the UTV is currently parked at TCMH if anyone wants to see it.

The TCMH Healthcare Foundation and Hospice of Care have a fundraising goal of $50,000 for the 2017 Chili Cook Off, and 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 utilized to provide end of life care for patients and their families regardless of a patient’s ability to pay for the service.

“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 through the Hospice of Care office located in the TCMH Office Annex and any of the teams that are participating in this year’s cook off.

Space is still available for additional five-person cook off teams, according to Owens.

For additional information about raffle tickets or a 2017 Chili Cook Off team, contact Hospice of Care at (417) 967-1279 or 1-866-967-3311 ext. 1279.

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