The Wabash County Hospital Foundation will feature its second Wabash County Has Talent competition at the 18th annual Gala fundraiser on Saturday, November 10 at the Honeywell Center.
Performers include the Wabash Fire Department, the Wabash City Police Department and Peabody Entertainers’ Carolettes. An additional performance is being kept secret until the night of the Gala.
Performing for the Wabash City Fire Department are Carl Hall, Jared Tackett, Dennis Vigar and Keith Walters.
The Wabash City Police Department’s performers are Bob Pilgrim, Matt Bruss and Jeff Whitmer. Duke Energy is their sponsor.
The Peabody Entertainers’ Carolettes are Carol Davis, Christine Beery, Rosemary Bolinger, Lois Dickenson, Carolyn Fedewa, Kathryn Huntington, Bea Knarr, Nancy Nisbet and Miriam Rusher. The Peabody Retirement Community is sponsoring these performers.
In addition to the talent competition, the Gala includes live and silent auctions, a champagne diamond raffle, dancing and a duet entrée dinner prepared by Honeywell Center’s Chef Harry. Admission is $55 per person. Seating this year is limited. Reservations may be made by calling the Foundation office at 569-2435 or 2254.
Cash Raffle drawings also take place at the Gala. Winnings this year are $5,000, $3,000, $2,000, $1,000 with the additional Early Bird drawing for $2,000. Tickets are currently on sale for $20 each or 6 for $100. You need not be present at the Gala to win.
Gala proceeds and gifts will be used to purchase a new cardiac monitoring system for in monitoring patients with heart and lung problems.
Cake sponsorships for dessert and table centerpieces at the Gala are available for $25. The sponsorships may be made in memory or honor of a loved one who has fought heart or lung disease. Each cake sponsor will have a card printed with his or her own words of dedication that is also placed on the table and then sent to them after the Gala.
“The Gala is a fun event for hospital supporters to raise the funds needed to help the hospital better serve the people of Wabash County. It’s hard to believe this will be the 18th Gala. It’s rewarding to realize that most patient care areas of the hospital have been enhanced in some way through the support given by way of these 18 Galas. The Gala provides many opportunities for people to give, and we are very grateful for everyone’s help,” said Karen Newhouse, WCH Foundation Director.