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2019 Red Dress Gala: Fire & Ice: A Sell-out Success & Great Night Out!


LACONIA, NH – Coinciding with American Heart Month, the LRGHealthcare Red Dress Gala, held on Friday, February 8th at Church Landing in Meredith, was another remarkable success. The gala, which was completely sold-out by early December, raised a very impressive $84,238.77, to benefit cardiac services and technology at LRGHealthcare.


With the theme Fire & Ice guests dressed to the nines, many in floor-length ball gowns, and the majority in red to show support for heart health. The ballroom at Church Landing was decked out with fire-red and icy-silver/blue custom linens courtesy of Divine Inspirations Design Studio, along with themed centerpieces created by long-time gala supporter Susan Brown of Lakes Region Floral Studio.


As guests arrived they were greeted by a valet service courtesy of Atlantic Parking Services. During the cocktail hour many Red Dress guests enjoyed a ‘fire’ or ‘ice’ cocktail while listening to beautiful background music courtesy of Geoff Cunningham or Eric Grant. Following a brief program and toast, the Common Man culinary team presented a delicious meal. After dinner Jesse Thompson worked the crowd during the live auction and had guests battling it out over some great items. For the rest of the night the Eric Grant Band had the dance floor spilling over. Other gala highlights included a magic mirror photo booth with an array of fun props, a delicious candy bar, a gourmet coffee bar, and a late night snack of assorted homemade pizza. 


“The 15th Red Dress Gala was another great night out, and a big success from a fundraising standpoint, thanks to the very generous support from our sponsors, guests, advertisers, auction and in-kind donors,” states LRGHealthcare President & CEO Kevin W. Donovan. “I’d like to extend a special thanks to MB Tractor & Equipment as we celebrate their impressive ten years as the Presenting Sponsor … and heartfelt appreciation goes out to everyone who has supported the gala in any way over the past fifteen years.”


Presenting Sponsor MB Tractor & Equipment was joined by: Candy Bar Sponsor Lovering Volvo Cars Meredith; Cocktail Reception Sponsor MRS – Medical Management & Reimbursement Specialists, LLC; Entertainment Sponsor Lakes Region General Hospital Auxiliary; Late Night Snack Sponsor DiGiorgio Associates Inc./Monitor Builders Inc. – LiRo Group Companies; Photo Booth Sponsor Bank of New Hampshire; Bronze Sponsors: AutoServ of Tilton; Bay Point Financial; Binnie Media; CGI Business Solutions; Contigiani’s Catering Service; Consolidated Communications; Creative Marketing Guru; Faro Italian Grille; Franklin Regional Hospital Auxiliary; Franklin Savings Bank; Lawson Persson & Chisholm, PC/Lakes Region Airport Shuttle; LRGHealthcare Nursing Leadership; LRGHealthcare Senior Leadership Team; Northern Design; Northway Bank; Dr. & Mrs. Paul Racicot; Right Realty Group, LLC; Salon Amara; Mark & Patricia Weston; and Dr. Zamora and her Caravan of Migrants. Community Partners included: Cross Insurance; New Hampshire Oncology-Hematology, PA; Taylor Community; and Tufts Health Freedom Plan.


Major event supporters: Atlantic Broadband; Church Landing at Mill Falls at the Lake; Geoff Cunningham, Pianist; Divine Inspirations Design Studio; Eric Grant Band; JMG Marketing; Lakes Region Floral Studio; Lee’s Candy Kitchen; MW Animation & Video; SnapRoot Digital Marketing; Stacey Brobst Photography; The Common Man; Jesse Thompson; Tylergraphics, Inc.; VT & NH Photo Booths; and WB Media1.


For more information about the Red Dress Gala, or to be added to the 2020 mailing list, please contact the LRGHealthcare Office of Philanthropy: 527-7063 or


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.



Photo (courtesy of Stacey Brobst Photography): High-level sponsors are recognized and thanked at the February 8th LRGHealthcare Red Dress Gala: Fire & Ice. The committee is proud to announce that this year’s gala raised an impressive $84,238.77 for cardiac services at LRGHealthcare. 


Left to right: Stephanie Wentworth, Interior Designer at Decorative Interiors & Gala Co-chair; Katie Reid AVP Commercial Banker at Bank of New Hampshire & Gala Co-chair; Heidi & Marc Bourgeois of MB Tractor & Equipment; Brian Novelline, Senior VP New England Region - representative from DiGiorgio Associates Inc./Monitor Builders Inc. – LiRo Group Companies; Kevin W. Donovan, LRGHealthcare President & CEO; Paulette Adams, LRGH Auxiliary President; Robin Ingalls-Fitzgerald, CEO of MRS-Medical Management and Reimbursement Specialists; Kathie Feltus, Corporate Controller at Lovering Volvo; and Paul Falvey, Bank of New Hampshire President & CEO.

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