2011 Mary Beam Tile Featuring Kennedy’s Bakery
Contact: Kelli Koch
CAMBRIDGE, Ohio, Oct. 4, 2011 - This year, Southeastern Med’s Auxiliary Wing 12 is set to commemorate the 37th anniversary of the Mary Beam ‘Christmas in Cambridge’ tile collection by featuring the design of Kennedy’s Bakery.
For many Cambridge residents, Kennedy’s Bakery has been a downtown landmark since 1925 when W.A. Kennedy bought the bakery. Today, Bobby and his sister, Patty, the third generation of Kennedys, operate the family business for their mother, Noralee.
A limited supply of 2011 Kennedy’s Bakery tile is available for purchase at the Southeastern Med Gift Shop, located in the lobby of the hospital, for $15.
The Southeastern Med Auxiliary is dedicated to enhancing patient care through community fundraisers. All proceeds from the ‘Christmas in Cambridge’ tile fundraiser will help raise funds for a STERRAD® NX™ System, which is a fast low-temperature sterilizer that will enable the Sterile Processing Department to handle more caseloads and keep the operating rooms running on schedule.
Mary Beam is a nationally recognized artist and has been painting, teaching and judging watercolor exhibits for more than forty years. She is an elected member of the American Watercolor society, where she became a Dolphin Fellow and won the society’s Gold Medal of Honor in 1996 and 2002.
The Southeastern Med Auxiliary will honor Mary Beam at the 20th Annual Wonderland of Trees on Friday, Nov. 11 at the Cambridge Country Club, 60755 Southgate Rd, in Cambridge. Hors d’oeuvres begin at 5:30 p.m. with dinner being served at 6 p.m., and the auction will begin at 7:30 p.m. The auction is open to the public. Tickets for the event are $35 per person.
If interested in attending or donating a decorative auction item for Wonderland of Trees, or purchasing a collectable 2011 Mary Beam 37th Anniversary Tile, please call Rita Nolan at 740-439-8151. Older tiles from the Mary Beam ‘Christmas in Cambridge’ tile collection are available at the HayMarket, located at 709 Wheeling Ave., in Cambridge.