Thursday, November 17, 2016


WELLSVILLE, NY – Seven young ladies competed to be named the 2016 Jones Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Queen by selling tickets to the Auxiliary’s grand raffle. This top seller this year was Jessica Spinelli, who sold $2,890 worth of tickets, more than any other candidate vying for the crown. The total amount raised by the grand raffle was over $9,970.80.
Jessica, the daughter of James and Melissa Spinelli of Wellsville, was representing the Maple Twig.
Jaden Hyslip came in second place. Jaden represented the Olive Twig candidate and is daughter of Jeff and Darcy Hyslip of Belmont. Taking third place was Sadie Embser, the daughter of John and Diana Embser of Wellsville, who represented the Wellsville Rotary Club.
The other queen candidates this year were Mariah Swarthout, representing the Lilac Twig; Jordyn L. Pettit,  representing Beta Sigma Phi Sorority; Shannon Nye, representing the Wellsville Educators Association; and Trinity Roulo, the Hemlock Twig candidate.
“There was a mix-up when the Queen was announced at the Gala,” noted Kathryn Gilbert, Co-Chair of the Grand Raffle and Queen Candidates. “But once it was straightened out, Jessica clearly deserved the crown and the title of 2016 Auxiliary Queen. Thank you to all of the girls who worked so hard to raise an amazing amount of money. We appreciate how much effort each of you put into this effort.”
All money raised by the Auxiliary is donated to Jones Memorial Hospital.