WILMINGTON — The eighth annual Holiday Ball presented by the Health Alliance of Clinton County was held at Roberts Centre Saturday evening to raise money for one of their deserving charities, the Cancer Patient Assistance Program.
Co-chairs for the holiday event were Jennifer Hollon and Ann Johnson, who also worked with Patti Cook and Susan Kocher who led the Auction Committee. Many of the Health Alliance members assisted with planning and decorating for this December ball.
“Jingle All the Way” was this year’s theme, using lots of gold jingle bells throughout the decorations.
Guests entered into a beautiful ballroom filled with multi colored and white twinkling lights surrounding many evergreen trees and branches. A life-size horse and sleigh filled with decorative packages was guarded by two large nutcrackers.
Dining tables were dressed in gold sequin table covers and centered with a variety of live greenery, gold balls and red carnations. In the center of the greens stood gold glittering trees adorned with golden jingle bells.
The hors d’oeuvres table was decorated with a sparkling ice sculpture in the design of a huge jingle bell topped with a golden bow.
Two sections of silent auction items provided much interest to the guests as they perused the displays. The auction tables were also covered in gold fabric and items were arranged around decorations of lighted trees, and billowing mounds of tulle fabric giving the look of snow drifts.
Kathy Havey, Health Alliance President, welcomed everyone and thanked the many who worked to make the evening possible through their generous efforts.
Pat King, Chairman of the Cancer Patient’s Assistance Program, spoke on the many who have benefited from the financial help. The invocation was given by Frances Sharp.
Following dinner, a live auction was held with Danny Williams, Bill Wis and Rhonda Wise of Kersey Real Estate Auctions. They were assisted by Renita Edwards.
Music was provided by the band, All In, throughout the evening.
Guests had the opportunity for souvenir pictures taken by Kim Law of Mudpie Photos, which will be mailed to the guests.
The HACC wants to thank the many who attended and those who made donations and have shown continued support for this worthy cause.