LANCASTER — Tickets are now available for the ninth annual Northwoods Hospice Charity Gala, to be held in the Crystal Ballroom of the Mountain View Grand Resort on Saturday, Nov. 21. All proceeds from the evening will benefit Northwoods Hospice, a division of Northern N.H. Healthcare Collaborative, which currently provides hospice services throughout Coos County.
The evening will begin with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Dinner follows with choices of roasted Angus sirloin or grilled Atlantic salmon with chive beurre blanc; both entrees served with Boursin whipped potatoes, roasted asparagus and glazed carrots. The vegetarian dish will be baked eggplant with heirloom tomatoes, house-made mozzarella, basil and balsamic.
Throughout the evening there will be both silent and live auctions to support Northwoods Hospice; including trips to extravagant locations like Hawaii, the Napa Valley and Lake Tahoe, photography from local artists, professional sports memorabilia and more. Northwoods is pleased to have Mike Kopp of North Country Ford and Schurman Motor Company as their returning guest auctioneer.
Brandy, a high-energy band with recognition throughout New England as a premier band, will be providing the entertainment for the audience's listening and dancing pleasure. Performances include a wide variety of instrumentation and with great male and female vocals, much of the band’s popularity has been determined by their ability to sound like the original artist. Brandy has been a mainstay in the New England music scene and has performed for numerous celebrities, charities and dignitaries.
Northwoods Hospice provides medical, social, spiritual and emotional support for patients and their families, who are facing terminal illnesses.
“Our Northwoods Hospice team is committed to supporting terminally ill patients and their families; enabling them to have the best quality of life possible. The generous support of our sponsors and donors contributes to the success of this event. All proceeds from the evening stay right here in the communities that they serve which in turn, make it possible for us to fulfill our mission. We hope you’ll join us for this special evening out,” invites Karen Coy, RN Hospice Director of Northwoods Home Health and Hospice.
The Mountain View Grand is offering a special room rate again this year for those who attend the Hospice Gala. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel (855) 837-2100; be sure to mention that you are attending the Hospice Gala.
The event is being sponsored by: Beattie Enterprises, Inc., Platinum Level Sponsor; Bank of New Hampshire, Diamond Level Sponsor; Mascoma Savings Bank and Lancaster Rotary Club Charities, Inc. as Emerald Sponsors; Bailey Funeral Home, Lancaster Eye Care, Nathan Drum, OD, Marshall Insurance Agency, Tall Timber Lodge, Happy Star Chinese Restaurant and North Country Special Education Consulting, LLC as Sapphire Sponsors.
Additional sponsors and auction items are still being sought out for the event. Tickets are available for purchase online via www.nnhhc.com and through Hospice Charity Gala Committee Members: John Eddy, Pat Eddy, Rita Cloutier, Darren Discenzo, Dawn Fountain, Alex Karl-Hand, Cindy Winget and Marissa Rexford. They are also available at Northwoods Home Health & Hospice Office at 278 Main St., Lancaster, or by calling (603) 788-5020 (ask for Marissa Rexford). The cost of the tickets are $60 per person. People are encouraged to call soon for tickets as this event has sold out in the past.