Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County is grateful to members of the community for their support of a benefit raffle of a one-of-a-kind dollhouse, which was held in memory of Judy Rose of Covington, Ohio. The raffle raised more than $1,100 for patient care and services at Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County. Recently, Ruben Pelayo, Judy’s son, drew the name of Chelsea VanBuren as the winner of the raffle for the Victorian dollhouse, which features miniature furniture and figurines.
“I cannot imagine how much my mother spent on this dollhouse,” Pelayo said. “Three engineers worked with her to build the dollhouse. It took a couple of years to build.”
A few months after Rose died, Pelayo decided to donate the dollhouse to Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County as part of a fundraiser. “The dollhouse was in her room,” he said. “But it was time to give it away.”
Tickets for the raffle were offered at For All Seasons, a gift boutique located in downtown Troy, which benefits Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County.
“Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County took good care of my mom,” Pelayo said. “I had always heard about hospice. Thank you to Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County for everything they did for my mom.”
Pelayo and Rose have been a part of the community for several years. Pelayo is the owner of El Sombrero, a Mexican restaurant in Troy. Rose worked with Pelayo at the restaurant for many years. While they are known for their Mexican cuisine, they also are known for their devotion to the community. Every Thanksgiving, they provide a traditional Thanksgiving meal of turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, green beans, and pumpkin pie to anyone in the community.
Pelayo is grateful that Rose’s dollhouse has found a new home. “We hope you enjoy the dollhouse as much as Judy did,” he said. “Thank you to everyone who participated in the raffle to benefit Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County.”
Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County, an affiliate of Ohio’s Hospice, has been serving patients in Miami County since 1983. The not-for-profit hospice is dedicated to improving the quality of life for those facing life-limiting illnesses in Miami, Darke and Shelby counties. Its outstanding care has earned recognition from the prestigious Hospice Honors program of HEALTHCAREfirst and Deyta Analytics.