Published on January 27, 2020

Volunteers’ Annual Koeze Nut Sale Continues to Raises Funds

Poto of Volunteer and Koeze Nut Sale chair (left) Karen Morey and (right) Opulent Basket winner DeLynn Wikarysz.

Volunteer and Koeze Nut Sale chair (left) Karen Morey and (right) Opulent Basket winner DeLynn Wikarysz.

Area residents have access to state-of-the-art technology and improved patient care services at MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena thanks in large part to the ongoing fundraising of the Medical Center’s volunteers.

The annual Koeze Nut Sale has been one of the group’s most popular and long-standing events, appealing to donors and shoppers throughout the holiday season. The sale features a variety of candy and nuts and is held in the Medical Center’s main lobby near the gift shop. Included in the sale is a raffle for party trays and the impressive “Opulent Basket” filled with Koeze’s most popular items.

This year’s sale garnered over $9,400 which will be used to help fund future volunteer pledges towards improved facilities, equipment, and technology for the medical center. Amanda Timm, volunteer services manager, was pleased with the sale results. “I am always inspired by the work ethic and passion of our volunteers. It takes many, many service hours to conduct a sale such as this. They do so much to support Medical Center staff patients, and visitors through their continuous efforts. Special thanks must be extended to Karen Morey for chairing the event. Karen’s dedication and attentiveness to the fundraiser is inspiring. And, of course, we truly appreciate all who supported the team with purchases.”

DeLynn Wikarysz was the lucky donor whose raffle ticket was drawn to win the basket.

Those interested in becoming a volunteer may contact Timm at (989) 356-7546. In addition to fundraising support and gift shop positions, volunteer opportunities are available in the Medical Center’s Cancer Center, surgical waiting room, front lobby and more.