2012 Foundation Ball Highlights

Monday, February 20, 2012 - 7:00pm to Friday, February 27, 2015 - 7:00pm

Bonnie Faulkner, Executive Director, Wilson Hospital Foundation, looks on as Donna Wegerzyn of Harris Jeweler assembles a gemstone bag for the March 10 Hospital Foundation ball.

The annual Wilson Memorial Hospital Foundation Ball will be held this year at the Piqua Country Club on Saturday, March 10. The evening begins with refreshments at 6:45 p.m. followed by dinner served at 8 p.m. Music is provided by DJ Tony Brown for all types of dancing. The charity event is black tie optional.

The theme for this year’s gala is “Reflections of Amethyst.” The décor of the Piqua Country Club will be transformed into one of regal splendor. Candlelight and crystal will grace the tables and beautiful floral arrangements will enhance the elegant theme. Bonnie Faulkner, executive director of the Wilson Memorial Hospital Foundation said, “Since 1994 the Foundation has held this gala event to support Wilson Hospital. Each year the committee strives to create an ambiance that exemplifies the theme and to offer a menu that appeals to our guests. I believe that both goals have been more than accomplished.” All proceeds will be added to the Foundation’s endowment fund to provide future funding for capital equipment and patient care needs. A net of over $456,880has been raised through this event for the hospital since it was first established in 1994.

Corporate underwriters for the 2012 event include: Airstream; Amos Press, Walt and Carol Bennett; Blue & Co.; Continental Express; Edward D. Jones – Vance and Linda Stewart; Elsass, Wallace, Evans and Schnelle; Emerson Climate Technologies; Harry and Bonnie Faulkner; Ferguson Construction Company; Freshway Foods; Tom and Nancy Middleton; Minster Bank; Peoples Federal; Ruese Insurance; Sidney Tool & Die; Sollmann Electric; and US Bank.

This year the Foundation ball committee includes: Scarlet Francis, Amy Gleason, Rhonda Keister, Melissa McDonald and Beth Roe.

Harris Jeweler has donated two $1,000 Gift Certificates as raffle prizes and will also have jewelry at the event available for purchase. Bonnie Harris Frey, President/Owner of Harris Jeweler said, “We are very excited to offer these gift certificates to guests at this gala affair and are proud that we can support Wilson Memorial Hospital – a real gem in the Sidney – Shelby County community.” 

Several other exceptional raffle prizes are also available: four Cincinnati Reds tickets donated by Tim and Amy Gleason; four Walt Disney World one-day Park Hopper passes courtesy of Disney World; one week in a condominium anywhere in the world at a Resorts and Condominiums International (RCI) affiliate, courtesy of Wilson Memorial Hospital Foundation; gift basket containing a variety of items including a $250 travel certificate from AAA of Shelby County; and a gift certificate for a one-hour massage from Randy Brown – Licensed Medical Massage. 

Silent auction items include a 2011 Cincinnati Bearcat Signed Team Helmet (They won the Liberty Bowl on December 31, 2011); Jim O’Toole Signed Photo; Johnny Cueto Signed Photo; Johnny Cueto Signed Baseball; Tony Perez 1970 Great Season Memorabilia Signed; Boom Herron Signed Football; DeVier Posey Signed Mini Helmet; and Armon Binns Signed Mini Helmet. Also available via the silent auction is luxury transportation for up to 18 people for up to six hours courtesy of Roe Limo Service. The Dayton Dragons have again donated a luxury suite accommodating 20 for a Dayton Dragons home game and will be included among the silent auction opportunities.

Guests will enjoy a variety of hot and cold appetizers, followed by dinner with a selection of entrees including: filet with bacon wrapped scallop; crab stuffed orange roughy; ostrich with cherry glaze, or a vegan tower of eggplant, portobello, zucchini over mashed beans. An individual triple berry cobbler will be served for dessert.

Anyone who would like to receive an invitation can call the Wilson Memorial Hospital Foundation at (937) 498-5540. Costs for tickets are: Grand Patron, $150 per person; Patron, $125 per person; and Sponsor, $100 per person. Donations in lieu of attendance are also welcome. Those making reservations or donations by March 3 will be mentioned in the program. Donations and RSVP’s may be made online at www.wilsonhospitalfoundation.com.