Broadwater County

Feb 22, 2013 3:03 PM by Melissa Anderson (

Townsend hosting fundraiser to help hospital

Townsend residents and businesses are putting their best efforts forward to keep their community hospital afloat.

The Broadwater Health Center has had financial troubles since last summer when its nursing home was closed by the state Department of Public Health & Human Services.

While the center reopened in November, it still has financial commitments to address.

The Broadwater Health Center Auxiliary and Townsend Rotary have organized a two-day event this weekend at the county fairgrounds, which will include a bake sale, chili feed, silent auction, music and a dance.

So far fundraisers have raised $500,000 for the facility; the goal is to raise $1.5 million by summer.

More than 60 auction items have been donated to the cause, including a boat, horse trailer, lawn mower, and even a pickup truck.

For more information, call Barbara Kirscher at 406-266-4483 or email

Doors open 8 a.m. for garage sale and silent auction and bake sale.

Chili Feed at 4:30 p.m. with live music

Live Auction 7 p.m. with auctioneer Jim Davies Cash Call.

Dance from 8 pm. - midnight, featuring Williams Band and others with a no-host bar

Sunday 1-3 p.m. - garage sale continues

Here's a look at some of the items being auctioned:


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