It has been over a week now since the annual WGH Auxiliary Summer Gala and the final tallies are in and many thank yous need to be expressed. The many gracious patrons and attendees saw to it that this year's gala was a wonderful event. June 28 was a gorgeous evening along the Allegheny, and the sounds of "Dreamscape" and the scrumptious food prepared by Dean Wells Hog Wild BBQ & Catering were well received by all. With the receipts, the Auxiliary was able to raise a considerable sum for the WGH Valet Service.
Special mention needs to go to the following: the UPMC Health Plan who was the Music Sponsor; the Tent Sponsors - at the Diamond Level, the Warren General Hospital Executive Committee; at the Gold Level, Aris Teleradiology and Doyle Medical Monitoring; at the Silver Level, Northwest Savings Bank, Pennsylvania General Energy, United Refining Company and UPMC Hamot; at the Bronze Level, Blair LLC. and the Ralph J. Papalia Trust.
Area individuals who donated to the success of this hospital benefit dance were: Sponsor Level - Jamie & Larry Bees, Dr. Keith & Cindy Price, Dr. Richard Schroeckstein, Bob & Lynn Sears and Jean & Robert Walker; PATRON LEVEL - Carmen & Glenn Culbertson and Bob Dietsch; Century Club - Linda Keverline, Dr. & Mrs. Charles Keller, Dr. & Mrs. Charles McKenzie, Dr. Douglas & Laura Megill, Blair & Pam Smoulder and Dr. & Mrs. Robert Weiss; Endorser Club - Richard & Blanche Gaillard; Emeritus Club - John & Carol Hanna, Steve & Sandra Rothenberg, Dave & Crissi Winans, George Crozier, Bill & Amy Wagner and John & Kathy Zawacki; Gold Club - Mr. & Mrs. John Papalia, David & Kay McConnell and Pat & Gwenn Scutella.
Area businesses who contributed to the success of the benefit dinner/dance were: A & B Heating, ADI Business Solutions, Ameriprise Financial, Betts Industries, Inc., Conewango Valley Country Club, Crossett, Inc., Dr. Peter Hoffmann, DMD, Fifth Avenue Cake Works, Guys & Dolls Dance Studio, Johnson's Tire Service, Kersey & Associates PC, Kondak's Market, Lowe's Home Improvement Center, McCormick Coffee Co., NFG #2 Federal Credit Union, Pepsi Bottling Company, Phoenix Signs, Pierce's Kitchen Kreations, Ed Shults of Warren, Sodexo, Terry Nyberg Excavating, Thorne's Bilo, Tim Horton's Cafe & Bake Shop, VirgAnn Floral Shop, Vita Bella Italian Caffe, Voty Insurance Agency, Wayne Concrete, Wegmans and Whirley Drink-Works.
Thanks are extended also to Law Enforcement Explorer Post #312, members of the WAHS football team, the WAHS Summer Music Program students, and maintenance employees at Blair LLC. who, along with WGH Auxiliary Board members and their spouses, decorated the tents and set up tables & lighting. Members of the WGH AFSCME & PASNAP Unions graciously worked the door and supplied help with the food. A big thank you to gala chairman Robbin Price, who coordinated and supervised all the arrangements and these wonderful community members and organizations that played a part in this annual benefit.
Kudos to all!
Sue Ann Perrin, WGH Auxiliary