Jeans and Greens, the Perfect Prescription for the PMC Foundation Fundraiser

Unique Tree Decoration for Jeans and Greens

Unique Tree Decoration for Jeans and Greens

The Jeans and Greens dance and auction banquet held by the Prowers Medical Center Foundation was a social and financial success.  Foundation director, Susan Lamont, said 133 persons attended the event with 160 tickets sold, plus some arrivals at the door this past Saturday, April 18, held in the Empire Room at the RodeWay Cow Palace Inn.  Lamont said the Foundation also sold several corporate tables which contributed to the revenue.  “We had a total of $15,281 and after expenses, we should be at $10,500 with several hundred more dollars expected,” she explained during the PMC monthly board meeting.

Tickets were priced at $50 per person which covered the banquet dinner and dancing with Mata DJ Services from Lamar, which had couples and singles out on the dance floor from his very first record.

Funds from ticket sales and silent and live auction were specifically earmarked.  Foundation member, Lawrence Brase said, “All the proceeds from this evening will go towards the purchase of equipment for the new operating rooms.”  Brase assisted auctioneer of the evening, Trina Hainer, who helped raise about $10,500 in various bids, as well as through the silent auction from items donated by local merchants and private citizens, including an airplane ride over Lamar offered by Danny Tinnes.  Lamont said the final tabulation hasn’t been made yet, but expects several hundred more dollars to be added to the proceeds from this first annual venture.  PMC board chair, Julie Branes, thanks Lamont and the Foundation for their efforts, “The evening was phenomenal and we plan to thank all the local merchants and volunteers who contributed to the success of the evening.”

One other highlight was showcased during the evening, with the presentation of a $50,000 donation to the hospital from Caring for Colorado.  Hospital CEO, Craig Loveless, in accepting the check, said the funds will be used to purchase another C-Arm, a flexible x-ray device which provides a wrap-around view of a patient in the operating theater.

Dress was casual with jeans and something green an option for the night.  Over a dozen silent bid items were displayed, some certificates for goods and services were set out for viewing on tables around the room, while larger items, such as a drop leaf table or full-sized weed whacker went up for a live bid from the auctioneer.  Lamont said the Foundation is planning on another event next year and are considering some changes to develop a theme for the night.

By Russ Baldwin

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