Logan County Healthcare Foundation to Host 2nd Annual Fall Gala
The Logan County Healthcare Foundation hosted the 2nd Annual Fall Gala on Saturday, October 7th at the Buffalo Bill Cultural Center and the evening was a great success! Over 190 tickets were sold for the Gala and the evening began at 6:00 p.m. with the silent auction and appetizers served by 24 high school students who volunteered their time to serve at the Gala. Dinner was served at 7:00 p.m. and the meal; along with the appetizers and dessert were all catered by Sherri Mackley and Trina Mays, who did an amazing job! Following dinner, Mel Snow, CEO of Logan County Hospital, introduced Dr. Subir Ray. Dr. Ray spoke about his excitement of being here in Oakley as our new Surgeon at LCHS. Gerry Baalmann, Susan McLemore, and Cheri Weber were recognized for their outstanding services to this community for their wonderful Physical Therapy Program for the Logan County Health Services. Surprise Honoree Rod Bates was recognized for his many years of service as the Logan County Hospital Administrator and Logan County Healthcare Foundation Board of Directors. The Physical Therapy Pool was dedicated to Rod Bates, with a new plaque that will hang in the room where the physical therapy pool is located. The finale to our evening was the entertainment provided by Jason Love, Comedian. Jason Love was very entertaining and enjoyed by all! The Logan County Healthcare Foundation would like to thank everyone from individuals to businesses who purchased tickets, donated money, purchased items in the silent auction, donated items in the silent auction, and attended the Fall Gala. It is because of all of you the event was a success and we greatly appreciate each and every one of you who donated and supported our evening!
The Healthcare Foundation Board of Directors would like to thank the Logan County Community Foundation for awarding us a $2,000 grant to help with our expenses for the Fall Gala. We greatly appreciate the support of LCCF! We would also like to thank the Staff at the Buffalo Bill Cultural Center for all their help and support, you ladies are the best! The Board of Directors wishes to thank all of our In-Kind Sponsors for donating the beautiful decorations for the night; Mel and Camile Snow, Dana Steiger at Everything’s-A-Bloomin, Ward’s Garden Center, Dwight and Rhonda Abell, and Melanie Sporer. Rhonda Abell donated her time as our photographer for the evening and has posted pictures on our Facebook page and has pictures available if you contact her. Others donating their time to serve at the Fall Gala were Heather Huffman, Craig Uhrich, Chase Moellering, Cally Albers, Brandon Ahrens, and Brian and Deb Runnalls. Twenty-Four students helped all evening as servers and we would like to recognize them for being outstanding servers; Carli VanEaton, Karsten Whyte, Jace Engel, Kade Hemmert, Lauren Baalman, RJ Weber, Elizabeth Gladin, Abby Kuper, Wyatt Abell, Jantz Engel, Lexi Shellito, Tegan Schmidt, Danielle Allison, Jarrett Sporer, Tyler Schoenberger, Allison Schippers, Jordyn Lowrie, John Bloom, Sean Runnalls, Mason Runnalls, Flavia Morais, Kourtney Rumback, Mark Stoecker, and John Stoecker. We would like to especially thank all of the Fall Gala Committee Members for all their time they donated to make the event a success! Those who served on the Fall Gala Committee were Aimee Zimmerman, Camile Snow, Carrie Weber, Breanna Broeckelman, Shawna Allison, Melanie Sporer, Andrea Hubert, and Marti Engel.
Thanks again to everyone who supported our 2nd Annual Fall Gala and we look forward to hosting the 3rd Annual Fall Gala in 2018! Make plans to attend the 3rd Annual Fall Gala and watch for updates as we announce who will be the next honored guests!