“The Health Services Foundation is excited to announce the beginning of its 16th Annual Diamond Raffle.  This fundraiser has been so successful in assisting the Foundation with its ability to bring so much to our area in support of local healthcare.  We are also delighted with the fact that we still have Walter Goodrich very much involved the amazing jewelry selections.  What a wonderful event this has been through the years and everyone who has ever participated is a winner in eyes in that the support of better healthcare for our area can only be achieved by our amazing donors, and they are always there for us.

Each year we say, what a Great Stocking Stuffer gift this is and that someone’s stocking just may hold that winning ticket,said Elizabeth Dulin, Foundation Executive Director.


The selections for 2017 are:

  • 1st Prize  Two Stone Bypass Diamond Ring 14K Rose Gold 1 CTW – Valued at – $5,000
  • 2nd Prize Second Prize: 14kt White Gold 3-Stone Diamond Earrings
  • 3rd Prize Sterling Silver & 14kt Gold Fiddlehead Pendant designed by Cross Jewelers of Portland, Maine and Sponsored by Houlton Water Company


With such a beautiful fundraiser being held each year, we hope everyone will want to buy a raffle ticket so we may continue to assist our healthcare providers with the very best in equipment/services they can offer,” said Dulin.

The Foundation is conducting a Three Phase $350,000 campaign to provide overall support of 24 pieces of equipment over 12 hospital departments.  Proceeds from this event will assist Phase II of the campaign and provide the Emergency Room, Operating Room, Cardiac Rehab, Obstetrics/Delivery, Physical/Occupational Therapy and Ambulatory Surgery with their current needs.

Tickets are $20.00 EACH and will be available starting Tuesday December 13, and may be purchased at the Foundation Office, First Floor of Houlton Regional Hospital, credit card by calling 207-521-2503, or by check to Health Services Foundation, PO Box 1231, Houlton ME, 04730.

Anyone wishing more information about this event has other questions, or wishes to make a donation to a Foundation project/program please call 207-521-2147.