Julie Blankenship, director of Hospice of Morrow County, expressed appreciation to all who helped make the 23rd annual Hearts for Hospice dinner and auction a success.
Held at the Cardington-Lincoln High School, the live auction generated $22,000. These funds help Hospice patients in Morrow County and the surrounding area, she said. Also generating money was the silent auction and the bake sale held
at the same event. Blankenship said the latter supports the volunteer program.
Prior to the live auction, Blankenship, who served as program emcee, presented several awards. A Certificate of Appreciation was given to Dr. Jesse Frank, who has served as the Hospice physician for 25 years. He has resigned that position to accept a post in Columbus.
Also recognized was the Gompf Funeral Service in Cardington, receiving the Heart of Hospice Award. It was accepted by Gene Gompf, director, who also serves on the Hospice Board.
The Frances Turner Heart of Caring Award was made to Mike and Doty Goff of Mt Gilead. The couple creates hand made cards that are sent to hospice patients.
Marie Bishop, RN, who has served Hospice of Morrow County for 23years, and is retiring, was given a Certificate of Appreciation. There were 50 items sold at the live auction. Auctioneers were Craig Miley and Bill Creswell assisted by Rex Strine, Mike McKinney, Paul Kemp and Mike Palmer.
Once again, Elsie Wilson’s talented fingers created a quilt and one crochet tablecloth for the live auction Blankenship said tickets for the buffet dinner were sold out prior to the evening’s event. The dinner was served by Special Occasions
Catering, LLS, Upper Sandusky.
Natural Honey and Maple Syrup from Nature’s Honey Tree, will be sold from the Hospice office, 228 South Street, Mt Gilead and 25 percent of the proceeds are being donated to Hospice.
Blankenship thanked the more than 300 sponsors and financial donors who helped make this night a success.
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