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The Gathering

The Gathering: May 2011

The Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home Auxiliary hosted its annual “Gathering” at the hospital auditorium. More than 70 people attended the event including auxilians from St. Mary’s Healthcare. The auxilian’s theme was “Spring In The Adirondacks,” with guest speaker, Don Williams, author, storyteller and Adirondack Guide. Mr. Williams brought an array of yesteryear’s tools that our forefathers and mothers would have used getting their gardens ready for planting. He described the tool, its use and its simplistic; yet thorough way of getting the job done. After Mr. Williams’ talk and demonstration, the hospital’s nutritional department, led by Chef Tim Forte and his staff, set up an array of refreshments that encompassed the Adirondacks, from duck to trout. For dessert, the auxilian’s traditional all American,“make your own sundaes” topped off the evening. “The evening was a huge success”, commented Susan McNeil, volunteer director at the hospital, “our co-chairmen, Patty Franco and Grace Naselli and their committee did another outstanding job! The committee even donned Adirondack garb as hunters, guides, fishermen, a lot of fun!” Bonnie James-Cooper, Auxiliary President, commented that “both groups look forward to our evening in the spring, and St. Mary’s auxiliary hosts one in the fall.” For more information on volunteering, contact Susan McNeil at 773-5408.