Auction takes on (pre) historic significance

Nanticoke Health Services will hold their Annual Dinner/Auction on Saturday, April 4 at Heritage Shores Club in Bridgeville. With the theme of "Viva Las Vegas," donations are rolling in to make this year's auction a winning night for the hospital and the community. Ms. Ruth Ellen Miller from Nouvir Research of Seaford has donated a Stegosaurus dinosaur egg from the Jurassic period. This prehistoric Stegosaurus egg is over 135 million years old and was collected from the Henan Provenance of China. It is of good quality, has a white shell, and is in its complete stage of development. Through the advanced technology of Nanticoke Memorial's 64-Slice CT scanner the interior of the egg was viewable. "It is amazing that through the technology that is available at the hospital we were able to view an egg over 165 million years old.

This same technology is used to view inside of a patient's heart," says Missy Babinski, Radiology director at the hospital. "The images and results are incredible." Some of the other items up for auction include a 5-digit Delaware license plate, a registered puppy, BMW pedal car, week's condo hotel stay in Daytona Beach, area rugs, massage packages, a treadmill, collectibles, a wardrobe party package, dining gift certificates, resort getaways and exquisite jewelry. Winnings from the evening will be used to benefit Women's Health/Digital Mammography Services at Nanticoke Memorial. Last year's annual auction event drew a record crowd and raised over $94,000. Presenting sponsor for the April 4th Nanticoke Dinner/Auction is Delaware National Bank, and the Community Partner is Nemours Health and Prevention Services. Tickets are available for $75 per person. Sponsorship packages are also available. For more information, contact the Corporate Development office of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital at 629-6611, ext. 2404.

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