Junior Volunteer bake sale benefits the Mid Coast Hospital Teddy Bear Club
Join the club and help in this effort. To learn more call 373-6065.

Respiratory Therapist Stacey Bridgham purchase treats "for friends" from Mid Coast Hospital volunteers Ari Minot from Jacksonville, Florida, and Audrey Quill of West Bath. (Ari is in Brunswick this summer visiting her grandmother Louise and volutneers at the hospital.)

The bake sale is organized to benefit the hospital's Teddy Bear fund. The fund purchases teddy bears and other animals (like Rags the Dog on the table) that are used to lower anxiety of patients young and old.

"When a youngster comes into the emergency room or to get a first blood test, it can be rather overwhelming," says hospital development director Michael Todd. "This is just another way we try to lower anxiety and bring smiles.

Michael invites anyone wh o would like to join the club and help in this effort to call him at 373-6065.

Kelsey Hallowell of Bath (left) and Rachel Cook of Brunswick join Rags the Dog at Mid Coast Hospital's junior volunteer bake sale.

The girls are just two of 55 high school age young men and women who volunteer at the hospital in a variety of ways including transportation, messenger, information desks, library, clerical, and special projects in patient areas, cafe, gift shop, public affai rs, central sterile, and food and nutrition.

Mike Guethle of Bath delivers the mail to offices in the hospital's Medical Office Building.