Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

News

April 11, 2011

The Stars Come Out for Hospital Foundation Event

Greensburg — COLUMBUS - Joan Rivers and the paparazzi greeted guests, while Johnny Depp and Marilyn Monroe completed the trio of impersonators who were intertwined with a variety of entertainment at Friday night's Hospital Foundation Gala. The annual event raised nearly $37,000 for the Hospital Foundation.

With a theme of "Hollywood & Vine Lights, Camera, Auction," supporters of Decatur County Memorial Hospital gathered at the Crystal Ballroom in Columbus for a meal, silent auction by cell phone and some surprises including a "wait staff" that proved to be the a capella group "Out of the Dawg House" from Butler University. ÊThe popular group even became a part of the auction when a "private concert" with the group was auctioned live by volunteer auctioneer, Steve Fortner.

According to Foundation Director David Fry, "We're the area's only black-tie optional event and we try to provide a diverse evening of activities. That includes finding a unique location that provides a special ambience and sufficient space to host features such as caricaturists, a photo booth and other events like the silent auction."

This year's event also featured an additional fundraising activity, titled "Reel Money," in which attendees could purchase random Hollywood DVD's, all of which contained additional bonuses ranging from $1 to $500. ÊPeggy Nieman was this year's lucky recipient of the top prize in that activity.

During the event, recently named CEO, Linda Simmons, was also able to comment on her vision for DCMH in the future. ÊShe thanked and reminded the audience of the importance of the community's support for the facility and noted that "you have a real gem in this Hospital" and that being familiar with similar sized Hospital's across the country, her perspective is that DCMH is "far ahead of many of them." The breadth of programs she noted, is impressive and the base on which to advance into the future.

In summarizing the event Fry stated, "We can't thank our sponsors enough, most importantly Arbor Grove Village, Duke Energy, Enhanced Telecommunications, Collection Associates, First Financial Bank, and Hickory Creek at Greensburg." He also noted that while such an event is a huge undertaking it would not be possible without the assistance of both staff and volunteers that dedicate long hours to the project."

The event committee was chaired by Nancy Sheffer and the late Del Moeller and included Janet Alloy, Holly Cole, Ken Dornich, Brack Rayles, Ana Alunday, ÊSally Robbins, Lori Hunter, Cindy McCamment, Carol Geise, Jean Long, Bryan Robbins, Jeanine Scheidler, Pete & Betty Zillick and Dianna Iozzo.

Fry said the funds raised through the event will be used to support program and equipment needs of the Hospital. ÊHe also stated that the event committee will be meeting on Wednesday to evaluate this year's offering and begin initial planning for a potential event to be held on Friday, April 13, 2012. ÊAnyone interested in giving input is encouraged to contact Fry at 663-1220 or one of the committee members.

1
Text Only
News
  • nws-gb072914 Casa logo CASA sought for "Jennifer" and "Erica" In order to illustrate and bring awareness to the need for Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers in our local community, Advocates for Children will be regularly highlighting one case which is currently on our waiting list. Identifying i

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • nws-gb072914-Self defense pic Smith Martial Arts to hold women’s self-defense class GREENSBURG – It’s an unfortunate fact that women need to know how to protect themselves in today’s society.While it is a comforting thought to believe that someone will help if a woman should find herself in a dangerous situation, there may not alway

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • nws-gb072914-back to school photo 300 students get backpacks, encouragement at Back to School Bash GREENSBURG — With face painting, free hair cuts and backpacks, about 300 local students received some proper primping to help them get over the disappointment that school will begin again next week.About 30 businesses and organizations participated

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • nws-gb072914-devin parson ride pic 2 Ride carries memory of slain boy GREENSBURG – Threatening skies early Saturday morning didn’t dampen or put a damper on the droves that turned out to take part in this year’s annual Devin Lee Parsons “Never Be Forgotten” Memorial Motorcycle Ride.Approximately 55 motorcycles left the

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • nws-gb072914-ymca 100 gala pic03 Local YMCA celebrates 100th anniversary with Gala GREENSBURG — A summer of centennial revelry culminated Saturday night at the Decatur County Family YMCA with the Celebration 100 Gala.Attendees from around the community joined the Y Board of Directors in reminiscing about the local YMCA’s century-lo

    July 29, 2014 3 Photos

  • Family Clothes Closet summer opening approaches WESTPORT – Since 2008, the Family Clothes Closet has opened twice a year to assist local families by providing free clothing for the whole family.Through the combined effort of 24 area churches, five local organizations and many individuals, entire f

    July 29, 2014

  • nws-gb072914-auditor selection pic Chadwell selected as new county auditor GREENSBURG – A group of 16 Republican precinct committee members selected current Decatur County Clerk Janet Chadwell for the vacant County Auditor office during a special caucus at party headquarters Saturday morning.Chadwell, who previously served

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • No confirmation of Philly papal visit PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Whether Pope Francis will visit Philadelphia during a major gathering of the world’s Roman Catholics remained a matter of speculation Friday after the archdiocese said a report he would attend should not be considered confirmation

    July 26, 2014

  • Islamic State destroys Jonah's Tomb in Mosul BAGHDAD (AP) — As Iraq selected a new president, Islamic militants blew up a revered Muslim shrine in Mosul traditionally said to be the burial place of the Prophet Jonah, several residents of the city told The Associated Press.The militants first or

    July 26, 2014

  • Police search Gary for tiger on the loose GARY, Ind. (AP) — Gary police searched the northwest Indiana city for a tiger after receiving several reports of a big cat on the loose.The reports began shortly before midnight Thursday and alleged sightings continued into Friday morning. Officers i

    July 26, 2014