The 78th Annual Mistletoe Ball
They’re rolling out the red carpet—literally—at the Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary’s annual Mistletoe Ball. The theme for the January 19th event at Silver Birches in Tafton will be A Night at the Oscars.
“Come experience old and new Hollywood,” says co-chair Nancy Moro, “dress like one of your favorite stars, and maybe you’ll win a prize.” Moro, who is considering going as Marilyn Monroe, notes that the evening is fun and meaningful. It’s the auxiliary’s biggest fundraiser of the year to help its community hospital.
“The proceeds this year will go towards a fund to purchase the resources—such as equipment and information systems– needed to recruit physicians and other medical talent. We’re building a state-of-the-art patient tower, and we want to assure it’s equipped and staffed as well as possible.”
The Mistletoe Ball will feature live music and dancing with disc jockey Jumping Jeff Walker from WKRZ and a “fabulous basket raffle” with donations from many local vendors, including Apple Day Spa, Black & Brass Coffee, Rustic Farmworks, Wallenpaupack Brewing, VIP Kids Club and Wayne County Ford.
With more than 200 members, the Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is one of the strongest in the state of Pennsylvania. Anyone can join, says Mistletoe co-chair Danielle Hedgelon. “Come to the Mistletoe Ball and find out how much fun we can be while helping our community hospital at the same time.”
Tickets are $85 per person. Call (570) 226-9750 to reserve your spot. Visit wmh.org to find out more about the WMH Auxiliary.
Mistletoe Committee, left to right:
Gary Mesko, Joan Buehl, Marianne McConeghy, Martha Wilson, Carol Sturm, Danielle Hedgelon, Melissa Richard, Kaylee Racht and Michelle Corrigan. Missing from picture is Nancy Moro.