Dining with Friends
photos by jesse walker
Morgan Memorial Hospital Auxiliary holds annual Festival of Friends fund-raiser last weekend
The Morgan Memorial Auxiliary hosted their 12th annual Festival of Friends fund-raising event at locations throughout the county last Saturday, Aug. 18.
The event started with a doctor-sponsored cocktail party and raffle at the James Madison Conference Center at 6 p.m. and themed dinners followed beginning at 8 p.m.
Themes for the event’s 10 parties included: “Downton Abbey,” “Big Pickins with all the Fixins,” “Dinner at Eight,” “Gone with the Wind,” “A Delectable Night in Italy,” “Not the Taj Mahal,” “A Trip to Bountiful,” “A Victorian Evening to Remember,” “Blue Lawn Party” at Madison Oaks and “Food Network–Madison Style.”
The Auxiliary’s activities – Festival of Friends, Love Light Tree and donations – have brought almost $300,000 to the hospital over the past 12 years. These funds have been used to purchase surgical equipment, medication dispensing systems, defibrillators and electronic medical system enhancements for the hospital, according to Festival of Friends literature.
Printed in the August 23, 2012 edition