Stars shine for charity at HACC Holiday Ball


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Many people mingled at the event during a social hour with appetiziers before dinner, the silent auction and dancing began.

Many people mingled at the event during a social hour with appetiziers before dinner, the silent auction and dancing began.


Nathan Kraatz | Wilmington News Journal

The Health Alliance Ball committee: from left, Cindy Petrich, Kathy Havey, Bobbi Jo Schlaegel, President Janet Perkins, Pat Richardson, Chairman Jennifer Hollon, Mary Camp, Co-Chair Ann Johnson, Brittany Carpenter, Betty Lou Germann, Charlyn Kruszka, Frances Sharp, Jan Harding, Sandy Pidgeon, Louanne Blumberg and Carolyn Matthews.


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Nancy Bernard and Mack Fife visit with Dan and Ann Johnson. Beautiful floral displays for the event were designed by Carolyn Matthews.


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Dr. John and Chairman Jennifer Hollon enjoy the displays.


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Guests Renita Edwards and Rhonda Wise enjoy looking over the various auction items.


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An ice sculpture at the Health Alliance of Clinton County’s Holiday Ball greeted guests to the event, which raised money for charity.


Nathan Kraatz | Wilmington News Journal

LAIKA performed Saturday at the Health Alliance of Clinton County’s Holiday Ball for charity. LAIKA played songs such as “Brown-Eyed Girl” and “Thinking Out Loud.”


Nathan Kraatz | Wilmington News Journal

Members of the Health Alliance of Clinton County and their guests celebrated the season in Roberts Centre’s Ballroom Saturday at their annual Holiday Ball for charity. The ballroom was beautifully decorated as a starry night, with snow-covered tree-lined auction tables highlighted with red poinsettias and topped with the display of a wonderful selection of donated items for the evening’s auction.

The proceeds will benefit the Cancer Patient’s Assistance Program, Heather’s Hope Diabetes Foundation, the Health Alliance Scholarship Fund, and Community Care Hospice.

Under a canopy of purple lighting, snowflakes, and twinkling stars, the dining tables were decorated with deep purple tablecloths and candle lit white lanterns filled with greenery and adorned with purple poinsettias and glittering red bows. A lighted ice sculpture created in the shape of three stars was centered in the room on the Hors D’oeuvres table. Guests walked through a large lighted star at the entrance which was covered in silver glitter and then walked across moving star images that seemed to dance across the floor. Many decorated Christmas trees sparkled throughout the ballroom.

Greg Nielsen, CEO of Clinton Memorial Hospital Regional Health Systems, offered the invocation, and following a delicious meal, HA President Janet Perkins thanked the many volunteers of the Alliance, the sponsors of the event, and introduced the Ball Chairmen, Jennifer Hollon and Ann Johnson.

Rhonda Wise of Kersey Real Estate and auctioneer Danny Williams managed the live auction festivities. Following the auction events, music for dancing was provided by the band, LAIKA, who had also performed earlier during the social hour and dinner.

It was a beautiful evening to celebrate the holiday season and raise money to benefit various health related county organizations.

Many people mingled at the event during a social hour with appetiziers before dinner, the silent auction and dancing began.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2015/12/web1_IMG_4349F.jpgMany people mingled at the event during a social hour with appetiziers before dinner, the silent auction and dancing began. Nathan Kraatz | Wilmington News Journal

The Health Alliance Ball committee: from left, Cindy Petrich, Kathy Havey, Bobbi Jo Schlaegel, President Janet Perkins, Pat Richardson, Chairman Jennifer Hollon, Mary Camp, Co-Chair Ann Johnson, Brittany Carpenter, Betty Lou Germann, Charlyn Kruszka, Frances Sharp, Jan Harding, Sandy Pidgeon, Louanne Blumberg and Carolyn Matthews.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2015/12/web1_2015-3-cr.jpgThe Health Alliance Ball committee: from left, Cindy Petrich, Kathy Havey, Bobbi Jo Schlaegel, President Janet Perkins, Pat Richardson, Chairman Jennifer Hollon, Mary Camp, Co-Chair Ann Johnson, Brittany Carpenter, Betty Lou Germann, Charlyn Kruszka, Frances Sharp, Jan Harding, Sandy Pidgeon, Louanne Blumberg and Carolyn Matthews. Courtesy photo

Nancy Bernard and Mack Fife visit with Dan and Ann Johnson. Beautiful floral displays for the event were designed by Carolyn Matthews.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2015/12/web1_IMG_1163.jpegNancy Bernard and Mack Fife visit with Dan and Ann Johnson. Beautiful floral displays for the event were designed by Carolyn Matthews. Courtesy photo

Dr. John and Chairman Jennifer Hollon enjoy the displays.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2015/12/web1_John-and-Jennifer-cr.jpgDr. John and Chairman Jennifer Hollon enjoy the displays. Courtesy photo

Guests Renita Edwards and Rhonda Wise enjoy looking over the various auction items.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2015/12/web1_2015-1.jpgGuests Renita Edwards and Rhonda Wise enjoy looking over the various auction items. Courtesy photo

An ice sculpture at the Health Alliance of Clinton County’s Holiday Ball greeted guests to the event, which raised money for charity.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2015/12/web1_IMG_4364F.jpgAn ice sculpture at the Health Alliance of Clinton County’s Holiday Ball greeted guests to the event, which raised money for charity. Nathan Kraatz | Wilmington News Journal

LAIKA performed Saturday at the Health Alliance of Clinton County’s Holiday Ball for charity. LAIKA played songs such as “Brown-Eyed Girl” and “Thinking Out Loud.”
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2015/12/web1_IMG_4371F.jpgLAIKA performed Saturday at the Health Alliance of Clinton County’s Holiday Ball for charity. LAIKA played songs such as “Brown-Eyed Girl” and “Thinking Out Loud.” Nathan Kraatz | Wilmington News Journal

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