Silent Auction for AVHS Healthcare Scholarship a Success

Meade, KS – On Saturday, April 9, 2022, Artesian Valley Health System (AVHS) hosted a not-for-profit fundraising event for the first annual Artesian Valley Health System Healthcare Scholarship. The event consisted of a silent auction at the Meade County Health Fair at the Meade Grade School. Many people looked at the silent auction items as they waited in line for their labs to be drawn. The silent auction closed at 11:30 am. After totaling all bids and cash donations, more than $2,700 was raised for the scholarship fund.

To make our silent auction a reality, we reached out to businesses to consider supporting our auction by donating merchandise or service their company provides. As a result, we received tickets to the Live to Rock Show in Dodge City, handmade marbles, quilts, gift cards, homemade cheesecakes, pies, gift baskets, VIP level tickets to the Wichita Thunder Hockey team, and more. Silent auction donors included: 5 Chicks and a Hen, Plains, JKL Construction, Plains, The Cheesecake Lady, Meade, Nana’s Pies, Meade, Honeycomb Quilts, Meade, Liquor Ranch, Meade, Pizza Hut, Meade, Arlene, and Shorty Ediger, Meade, Taylor Kroth, Meade, Tanja Thornton, Meade, Helena Klassen, Meade, Marlene and Andrew Schowengerdt, Dodge City, Somewhere in Thyme B&B, Fowler, Brianna’s Cafe, Montezuma, Coffee Connection, Montezuma, National Beef, Liberal, Dodge City Roundup Rodeo, Inc., United Wireless Arena, Dodge City, Wichita Wind Surge, Wichita Art Museum, Wichita Thunder, Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, Topeka, and The Kansas City Zoo, Kansas City, Missouri. In addition, JKL Construction of Plains, KS, and Coffee Connection of Montezuma, KS, both donated five hundred dollars each to the scholarship fund. We appreciate all the donors for partnering with AVHS to support the communities we serve and contributing to the future of health care.

AVHS encourages all Fowler, Meade, South Gray, and Southwestern Heights high school graduating seniors pursuing healthcare to apply for our scholarship. Applicants may contact their school counselor or visit for an application. The scholarship deadline is Friday, April 29, 2022. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. The scholarship committee will review all applications and notify the applicants receiving the scholarship.

For more information about the Artesian Valley Health System Healthcare Scholarship, please contact Crystal Torres, AVHS Marketing Director, at (620) 873-2141 or at

Artesian Valley Health is a local non-profit organization in Meade, Kansas, and serves the healthcare needs of the surrounding communities through Meade District Hospital, Meade, Montezuma, Plains Rural Health Clinics, and Lone Tree Retirement Center.

To learn more about Artesian Valley Health System (AVHS), visit our website at or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.


Media contact:

Crystal Torres, AVHS Marketing Director

(620) 873-2141

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