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Oaklawn prepares for Hospice fundraiser

 Aug. 27, 2018

Donations being gathered for ‘Tour of Tables’ auction fundraiser Sept. 13

MARSHALL – Silent-auction items still are being gathered in anticipation of the 2018 Tour of Tables, which will take place Sept. 13 to benefit Oaklawn Hospice services.

Committee members continue to bring together donated items that will be offered during a silent auction at the event. Among them are sports and kitchen items, as well as exclusive lunchtime gatherings with local notables, including Calhoun County Sheriff Matt Saxton and Gregg Beeg, Oaklawn’s interim chief executive officer.

“Over the years, many Marshall area businesses and restaurants also have donated items for the annual auction,” said Sara Jeffery, a member of Oaklawn’s development team who is coordinating the event.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at Schuler’s Restaurant & Pub, 115 S. Eagle St. A social hour will include a public viewing of the specially decorated tables, with dinner being served at 7 p.m.

Sponsored tables are decorated and set to reflect themes established by the hosts. All guests will have a chance to vote on which table should be the 2018 winner. A “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”-themed table decorated and sponsored by Oaklawn Wound Center won the “people’s choice” ballot as the best-decorated table during the 2017 event.

“We still have a few tables available, which seat four, six or eight,” Jeffery said. The cost of purchasing a table will be $75 per seat.

Funds raised during the event go directly to support Oaklawn Hospice’s comprehensive healthcare program, which works to meet the physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs of persons with life-limiting conditions and their families.

Those seeking more details about the Tour of Tables, whether to participate in or donate to the events, may contact Jeffery at (269) 789-3942 or sjeffery@oaklawnhospital.com.

Erin Wilson, an Oaklawn Hospice social worker, is chairing the Tour of Tables steering committee. In addition to Wilson and Jeffery, other members of the steering committee are Oaklawn officials, staffers and volunteers. They include Sara Andrews, Bonnie Edwards, Sara Jeffery, Richard Lindsey, Danielle Mack, Amy Reimann and Adrienne Solis-Sherman.

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