Hospice gala raises over $51,000

The 18th Annual Gala Benefit for Our Hospice of South Central Indiana is being called “a record-setting event” by organizers.

Suzie Singer, manager of marketing and planning for Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, said that over $51,000 in net revenue was raised this year. She notes that these funds will support the care and services that patients and their families receive from Our Hospice of Jennings County. Singer adds that the hospice is a not-for-profit community-based hospice that “provides a family-centered team approach to support the physical, emotional, social, spiritual and practical needs of a patient with a life-limiting condition.” She adds that the Gala is the signature event in the county to raise funds for the organization.

Singer says that the queen contestants raised a total of $28,156. Adrianna Gasper, who raised $10,966.50, was crowned 2016 Gala Queen.

Singer says that support for this event continues to be “outstanding.” She thanks the title sponsors: Decatur Mold Tool & Engineering, Inc., Donnie Miller and the St. Vincent Jennings Medical Staff; The Gala Sponsor: Scott A. Terry, DDS; and their Mission Sponsors: Dave O’Mara Contractor, Inc., Decatur Plastic Products, Inc. and Erler Industries, Inc. Without their support, Singer says that this event would not be possible.