Hospice Fundraising Dinner a Success
On Saturday, Aug. 26, over $11,000 was raised to benefit the Alliance Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice at the 2006 â€œMagical Momentsâ€ fundraiser dinner.
The event, hosted by Alliance Community Hospital Foundation and AVNAH, was held at Damascus Friends Church at 5 p.m.
Over 175 guests were seated at tables decorated with lavish cookie bouquets and entertained with balloon art and magic tricks, provided by Magic Patti and Brad the Balloon Man, which followed a buffet-style dinner.
Prior to and also at the event, raffle tickets were also sold and drawn, with a chance to win eight different prizes, including a one-week stay at a condominium in Top Sail, N.C., a party package for 30 people, a Genie Garage Door Opener, as well as a number of cash prizes.
The major sponsor for the event was Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Service.Other benefactors were American Legion Post 166, Ferdinando Cortese, M.D., Dr. and Mrs. Les Niehaus, Paris Israel Church and Mrs. Joan Aufrance.
Additional sponsors included Dr. James and Mrs. Rachel Witmer, Bonfert Glass, Ermlich Insurance Agency, Inc., Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery Jae and Mrs. Liz Shelt.
The tables were decorated with "magical-themed" cookie bouqets.
The children in attendence were entertained with magic tricks,
performed by Magic Patti and Amazing Amanda.