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BFMC employee craft and artisans fair to support hospital's lab services

November 19, 2015

Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s annual Employee Artisans and Craft Fair will take place on Friday, December 4, from 8am – 4pm, in the hospital’s main conference rooms and lobby; the public is invited to attend.

About the Fair

The fair will feature unique hand-crafted items, created by present and retired BFMC employees and volunteers. The event also includes a silent auction. Proceeds will benefit BFMC’s laboratory services.

“The BFMC Employee Artisans and Craft Fair is a great way to purchase locally crafted gifts while helping support our patient needs,” said Bill Levine, BFMC Laboratory, who co-chairs the craft fair with Mary Taggart, BFMC Patient Care Services. Taggart added, “You can choose from wood-working, hand dyed silk scarves, jewelry, quilting, pottery, vintage fabric items, maple products, hand-made soaps and lotions, dried arrangements, herbal products, crocheted, knitted items, and much more.”

Levine continued, “Baystate Franklin is very special to all of us. We have always used craft fair proceeds to support hospital programs. This year, Craft Fair funds will support the hospital’s lab.

Carol Benoit, MT(ASCP), DC, manager, BFMC laboratory, said, “I am thrilled that the lab will be the recipient of donations from the craft fair this year. In these tough economic times, every expenditure is carefully considered; so an unexpected source of funds is quite welcome. Thank you for helping us to continue our great service to our patients!”

Learn more

For more information or to donate raffle items, contact Levine at 413-773-2530 ( or Mary Taggart, 413-773-2525 (