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17th Charity Ball and Auction A 'Sweet Indulgence'

November 5, 2007

The Alliance Community Hospital Foundation hosted “Sweet Indulgence†the 17th Annual Charity Ball and Auction on Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Alliance Country Club.
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A "Sweet Indulgence" was enjoyed by 160 guests who were surrounded by sweet treats including a chocolate fountain.

The event committee spends months seeking donations for the event. "We try to seek some unique auctions item gifts every year," June Porter, foundation staff member, said.


The event, chaired by David Peterson, included over 100 silent and live auction items, a gourmet dinner including some Sweet Surprises, live entertainment provided by “First Class†and dancing.

Whether looking for something for the home, a special trip, seats to root on their favorite team or something to make them sparkle, guests had a variety of items to bid on.

Every year, the Foundation and Auction Committee works diligently to acquire the most unique auction items for this evening.  Some of these items include; vacation and golf packages, 2007 Michigan/Ohio State Football Game tickets and accommodations, Super Bowl Party Package including 42†Toshiba LCD Widescreen TV and a chocolate lovers dream vacation at Hotel Hershey with use of a Chrysler/Dodge convertible.


The top item of the night was a one-week stay in a condominium in Naples, Fla., including round-trip airfare which was donated by Drs. Roger and Josephine Palutsis and AirTran Airways and sold for $2,650. Other high bids were made for a $2,000 Ohio State package that included tickets to a game against rival Michigan and accommodations, donated by Alliance Community Hospital medical staff and AVI Foodsystems; a $1,700 golf package which included a new set of Bridgestone golf clubs and golfing trip to Firestone Country Club South Course, donated by Terry's Tire Town; and a $1,650 "Sweet Indulgence" package including a stay at the Hotel Hershey in Hershey, Pa., and use of a convertible, donated by Wally Armour Chrysler Dodge Jeep and Susie Stantz of Newton Manufacturing Co.

The item up for bid that got the most attention throughout the evening, was an adorable chocolate Labrador retriever puppy. Guests couldn't resist this sweet (literally) live auction item. The puppy package, which sold for $600, came with gift certificates for grooming, boarding, veterinary exam and private puppy training sessions and was donated by Wet Paws Dog Spa, Doggie Depot LLC, Signature K-9 Behavior & Training and West Side Animal Hospital.

The final item of the night, donated by Sen. John Boccierri, was an authentic American flag that was flown over an air base in Iraq and signed by the air crew, which sold for $750.

Grand benefactors were the Joseph A. Jeffries Company Inc. and Drs. Debra and Richard Lehrer.

Major benefactors were Aultman Health Foundation and Ermlich Insurance Agency Inc.

Other benefactors included Elvin and Carol Barnett, Burden Electric Co. Inc., John and Dian Christian, Fidelity National Collections, First Merit Bank, C&S Professional Management LLC, Dr. John W. Hill, the R.C. Miller family, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Spittler, Whisler Plumbing & Heating Inc., Fred Olivieri Construction Co., and the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co. LPA.

All proceeds from this event benefited Alliance Community Hospital.


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