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By Rebecca McDonough

On January 27, nearly 200 members of the community will stream into the Miramont Country Club in Bryan to participate in Hospice Auxiliary of Brazos Valley’s fourth annual “Play a Hand for Hospice” fundraiser.

This event, which benefits Hospice Brazos Valley, allows guests to enjoy coffee or tea and socializing with fellow community members, while playing board and card games in tables of four. Games include dominoes, bridge, canasta, mahjong, and shanghai.

Lunch will be served during the event and members of the Texas A&M University Singing Cadets, “The Aggienizors,” will provide entertainment. In addition to refreshments and music, guests have the opportunity to win prizes. Community-donated door prizes will be presented throughout the afternoon. Previous year’s door prizes have included quilts, works of art, jewelry, and gift cards to local restaurants and salons.

“We look forward to this event as everyone has a fun day playing their respective games, [enjoying] a chance to win a door prize, and supporting Hospice,” says Hospice Auxiliary Treasurer Judy Nash.

Hospice Auxiliary Brazos Valley is a nonprofit organization that conducts meetings and fundraisers throughout the year to raise support and funds for Hospice Brazos Valley, a non-profit organization in Bryan providing end-of-life care for residents in the community. Hospice Auxiliary raises money to promote and provide awareness of Hospice Brazos Valley’s mission, says Felicita Longnecker, publicity chairman for Hospice Auxiliary.

“The most exciting thing is how much our community supports Hospice,” says Longnecker. “The community is so generous and this really, really helps our way of providing financial support for the Hospice Brazos Valley.”

Tickets for the event are $65 per person, and the number of participants is capped at 200. Last year, 175 participants attended the “Play a Hand for Hospice” event, raising an estimated $6,200.

“The reason we’re here is for Hospice Brazos Valley,” says Longnecker. “What we’re doing is just promoting them and that’s really our primary mission.”

For more information, visit www.HospiceBrazosValley.org.