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2012 Red Dress Gala a Sell-Out Success: 360 Guests in Attendance and Over $56,000 Raised!

2/7/2012

Presented by MB Tractor & Equipment, Friday night’s LRGHealthcare Red Dress Gala was an enormous success, raising $56,800 for cardiac services at LRGHealthcare and in our community.

Coinciding with American Heart Month, the Red Dress Gala helps to raise awareness about heart disease and prevention. Over the past eight years this signature event has raised more than $342,000 for cardiac services, programs, and technology at LRGHealthcare and for our community EMS partners.

With the theme A Journey to Africa the ballroom at The Conference Center at Lake Opechee Inn & Spa was transformed to create a feel of the Serengeti -- complete with a huge backdrop of a warm sunset sky, textured patterns of leopard & zebra throughout, and silhouettes of elephants, gazelles, monkeys, and lions at every turn. Lakes Region Floral Studio created and donated exotic centerpieces, which also helped to bring the theme to life.

O Steaks & Seafood presented a delicious meal with an African twist and Paul Warnick & Phil ‘n the Blanks had the dance floor spilling over well into the night.

In addition to the 362 guests, over 100 business and individuals supported the event and cause. Joining Presenting Sponsor MB Tractor & Equipment in supporting the Red Dress Gala were Gold Sponsors Evroks Corporation and Meredith Village Savings Bank. Silver Sponsors: DiGiorgio Associates Inc./Monitor Builders, Inc., Laconia Savings Bank, Lakes Region General Hospital Auxiliary, and Lovering Volvo; Bronze Sponsors Akibia, Decorative Interiors, Franklin Savings Bank, Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP, Pain Solutions, and Sealite USA/Watermark Marine Construction. Corporate Sponsors included EPTAM Plastics, Franklin Regional Hospital Auxiliary, Granite State Glass, and Landmark Benefits, Inc. Other high-level event supporters include: 98.3 LNH, Comcast Spotlight, Crown Design, Kellerhaus, Lakes Region Floral Studio, O Steaks & Seafood, Tylergraphics, and Walnut Street Productions, LLC.

LRGHealthcare is a not-for-profit healthcare charitable trust representing Lakes Region General Hospital, Franklin Regional Hospital, and affiliated medical providers. LRGHealthcare’s mission is to provide quality, compassionate care and to strengthen the well-being of our community.

High-level sponsors come together for the February 3, 2012 Red Dress Gala

Photo: High-level sponsors come together for the February 3, 2012 Red Dress Gala. From left to right: Kathie Feltus, Controller of Lovering Volvo; Nancy Paterno, President of the LRGH Auxiliary; Mark Primeau, President & CEO of Laconia Savings Bank; Brad Cardoso, representative of DiGiorgio Associates, Inc./Monitor Builders, Inc.; Rick Wyman, Executive VP & CFO of Meredith Village Savings Bank; Michael Ferrari, Vice President of Evroks Corporation; Heidi and Marc Bourgeois of MB Tractor & Equipment; Susan Brown, Owner of Lakes Region Floral Studio & event co-chair; and Liane Champagne of Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion & event co-chair.

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