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Masquerade Ball Raises $27,000 for Lend-A-Hand

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Masquerade Ball Raises $27,000 for Lend-A-Hand

Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation's second annual Masquerade Ball, a fundraiser benefiting the Baxter Regional Medical Center community health education and support houses, was held on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at The Sheid on the ASU-Mountain Home campus. The event was part of the 2016 Lend-A-Hand campaign, supporting the efforts of the Peitz Cancer Support House, Reppell Diabetes Learning Center, Mruk Family Education Center on Aging and Schliemann Center for Womenandrsquo;s Health Education.

According to Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation Director of Development Cindy Costa, CFRE, the Masquerade Ball raised over $27,000 for the community houses. andldquo;We are so grateful to our community for their continued support of the community houses,” said Costa.

Pictured: The Coordinators of the four BRMC community health education and support houses on the red carpet at the 2016 Masquerade Ball. From left are Jaren Beavers, Schliemann Center for Womenandrsquo;s Health Education Coordinator; Melissa Hudson, Peitz Cancer Support House Coordinator; Diahanne VanGulick, Mruk Family Education Center on Aging Coordinator; and Jodi Bodenhamer, RN, CDE, Reppell Diabetes Learning Center Coordinator. The Masquerade Ball raised $27,000 to benefit programs and services of these four community houses.

The Masquerade Ball provided an evening of dancing with music provided by Sequel Dose, a silent auction of unique items, dinner and beverages. For those wishing to purchase a mask at the event, large varieties were available, thanks in part to MHHS art students. Sponsors for the event included:

  • Royal Court Sponsors: Baxter Regional Medical Center Auxiliary; Billing Specialists, Inc./Medical Administrative Services; FNBC; Dr. William and Elka King; Dr. Win & Dana Moore – Baxter Regional Bone & Joint Clinic; Dr. Mike & Katie King Risk; Training at Barren Creek – Defensive Firearms Training; US Bank.
  • Marquis Sponsors: Clark Office Products, Inc.; Home Instead Senior Care; James Boyett - State Farm; North Arkansas Electric Cooperative, Inc.; Vivid Salon; Tracy Ferry Marina; Dr. Sara Smith – The Vet Clinic, Inc. and West Plains Bank & Trust Co.
  • Harlequin Sponsors: J. Harley Barrow Jr., MD - The Center for Women; Centennial Bank; Dr. Max & Jo Cheney and First Security Bank.
  • Jester Sponsors: 201 Pet Salon and Resort; Butler Furniture; Jay Chafin - State Farm; Drs. Irvin & Christine DeAtley; Lechtenberger Family; McBride Rehabilitation Group; Zimdahl Electric, Inc.
  • Gift-in-Kind Sponsors: Seth and Jillian Bemis; Carter’s Jewel Chest; El Chico Café; Gregory Jewelers; Ron Hayden; Jack’s Package Store; Jackson Rental & Supplies, Inc.; Jennifer James Massage Therapy & Yoga ; Judicious Spirits; Barney & Debbie Larry; MHHS Art Students/Instructor Beth Ivens; Newman, MD Plastic Surgery; Ozark County Times; Raimondo Winery; Shawnee Boats, Inc.; The Photo Booth by Jclare Studios & Brooks Jeffrey Marketing; Chris & Estella Tullgren and Robert & Mary Walker.

In 2015, more than 16,000 people passed through the community health education and support houses, where the majority of the services and programs are offered free of charge. To learn how to ensure that the many free services of the community health education and support houses continue to be a mainstay in the Twin Lakes area, contact Cindy Costa, CFRE, Director of Development, Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation, at (870) 508-1779 or

Save the date for the 3rd Annual Masquerade Ball! It is scheduled for Saturday, February 11, 2017, at The Sheid.

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