2013 Gala

Friday, May 17, 2013
6 pm to 9 pm; Golf Ball Drop at 7 pm
The Kittansett Club, Marion, MA

CLICK HERE! 2013 Gala invitation

CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of our 2013 Great Golf Ball Drop held Friday, May 17th at the Kittansett Club, Marion during our HOME IS WHERE THE CARE IS GALA. 3rd prize $500 Will Dias, 2nd prize $1,000 Larry Olson and 1st prize $1,500 Jeff Sanders.

CONGRATULATIONS also to all the people who had a winning bid on one of our many silent auction items. If you think you might be a winner but have not been contacted, please feel free to contact us.

THANK YOU to everyone for your support through sponsorships, ticket sales, advertising, Great Golf Ball Drop chances, silent auction purchases and general donations to our Home Tele-Monitor Expansion Plan.

At last count, over $79,5000 was brought in through the support of this event. PLUS another $20,000 + worth of generous in-kind donations. Outstanding!

Our generous sponsors include:ENOS Home Oxygen & Medical Supply, AD Makepeace Company, Southcoast Hospitals Group, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Hawthorn Medical, CMIT Solutions Boston, Mutual of America, PharmaHealth, Rockland Trust, Senior Link, Shepard Lawn & Garden – Don & Shannon Giumetti, June Smith & Ken Shwartz, Stickles Insurance Agency, Inc.

Event Planning Committee: Linda M. Burke, Betty Cooney, Barbara Dadagian, Connie Dolan, Pamela Stone Evans, Mary Faughnan, Emily Field, Kathy Gauthier, Ruth Glicksman, MaryAnn Hayes, Joan F. Healy, Stacie Charbonneau Hess, Cherrell Hughes, Clare Healy Foley, Margot Feeney Kalkanis, Trudy Kingery, Gig Lang, Gail Nicholson, Kate Ross, Sally Ross Santos, June A. Smith, Jane Stankiewicz, Paula Strand, Joanna Viera

A heart-warming buffet, open bar and silent auction. The visual highlight of the evening was our Great Golf Ball Drop, a unique raffle when 1,500 golf balls serve as chances and were dropped out of the sky by an acrobatic helicopter. The heart healthy buffet was a huge hit as well. Here are a few of the recipes that are good for your heart and your taste buds.

 2013 Silent Auction Items – Silent Auction total $20,870!

SOLD! Napa Valley for 2: wine train, gourmet dinner, chauffeured vineyard tour, 5 night stay & airfare
STILL AVAILABLE! 1 Week at Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club, Celebration, FL (Disney) accommodates 12 MIN BID: $1,500
SOLD! Village Mooring, Marion overnight courtesy of Margot Feeney Kalkanis with dinner from Harriet’s & wine from Spirits
SOLD! Flight to Martha’s Vineyard courtesy of Cape Air with a picnic lunch & wine by Annie Foley Catering
SOLD! One week at Sugarloaf, ME condo (spring, summer or fall) sleeps 8 courtesy of Jon Ruel

Beauty & Fashion:
SOLD! Hereshoff-12 gold (14 karat) handcrafted charm on a 14 karat necklace courtesy of Earl Briggs
SOLD! (2)Bucket of Beauty includes massages, facials, hair care and more!
SOLD! Men’s Maui Jim sunglasses courtesy of Southcoast Eye Care
SOLD! Ladies’ Maui Jim sunglasses courtesy of Southcoast Eye Care
SOLD! Day of Beauty at Sister’s $200 courtesy of Sister’s Salon
SOLD! Troll bead bracelet courtesy of Rogers Gallery
SOLD! Coach wristlet purse – purple courtesy of Linda Harrison O’Brien
SOLD! Elisa Hobo Brahmin purse in Cloud Melbourne courtesy of Brahmin
UNKNOWN WINNER! Handcrafted silver metal toto bag courtesy of Ansel Gurney House

Boston Strong & Sports Fun:
SOLD! Red Sox vs. Indians 2 tickets Friday, May 24th @ 7:10 pm courtesy of Ansaphone
SOLD! Two Celtics tickets in 2014 – excellent seats! courtesy of Jane Stankiewicz & Mark Southworth
SOLD! Two Bruins tickets 2014 season – loge 11, row 14 courtesy of CMIT Solutions Boston
SOLD! Sweet Caroline signed sheet music signed by Neil Diamond
SOLD! Local golf tour: foursomes at Aucoxet Country Club courtesy of  Lindsay and Brent Amaral & Hawthorn (with clubhouse gift certificate) courtesy of  Kevin Santos

Food & Local Entertainment:
SOLD! Simply Service: 2 waitstaff and 1 bartender for a party for 4 hour courtesy of Kristin Robidoux
SOLD! Wine tour: Running Brook Winery, Fall River & Wine Tasting Westport Vineyards courtesy of the vineyards
SOLD! Chinese dinner in your home for 10 Jadine Loo Dixon couretsy of Jadine and the gala planning committee
SOLD!  Four large tins of Aria Greek Olive Oil courtesy of Emmanuel & Andrea Daskalakis
SOLD! Taste of Southcoast – gift certificates for all your dining and cooking needs!
SOLD! Five dozen mini cupcakes courtesy of Shipyard Galley
SOLD! 3 Concert New Bedford Symphony Subscription courtesy of NBSO
SOLD! Skippered 3 hour sail for six courtesy of Community Boating Center
SOLD! One week Tabor Camp (full day for child 10+) courtesy of  Tabor Summer Camp
SOLD! Scallop Package: 7 pounds of Scallops & Scallop cookbook courtesy of Barbara & Andy Dadagian
SOLD! Oyster Package: 1 peck of oysters plus The Big Oyster by Mark Kurlansky courtesy of Richard Schaefer & Dick Arthur
SOLD! 3 pounds Great Hill Blue Cheese courtesy of Great Hill Dairy
SOLD! 2 Magnums of 25th Anniversary J Cuvee 20 champagne courtesy of Jim & Carolyn Rubenstein
SOLD! Boat Tour of New Bedford & Fairhaven Harbor with Waterfront gift certificate courtesy of Jeff Pontiff & Waterfront Grille

Items for Your Home Inside & Out:
SOLD! Anne Converse photograph & signed book courtesy of Anne Converse
SOLD! Blue Ribbon Holiday Centerpieces (Christmas & Thanksgiving) by Sylvia Strand & Kitsie Howard
SOLD! Framed photograph of Ned’s Point courtesy of CNHC Nurse Lisa Russell
STILL AVAILABLE! $300 off a land survey courtesy of Maddigan Land Surveying MIN BID: $100
SOLD! Art of Japanese Flower Design: Ikebana Lessons with starter kits by Joan Healy & Lori Schaefer
SOLD! 3 Hours ofPerennial GardenMaintenance/Clean Up/Care from Helping Hands
SOLD! Large Custom Dog Bed with sailboat courtesy of Reigning Cats ‘n Dogs
NOT SOLD! The Police signed & framed photograph
SOLD! Basket of doggy delights featuring Tartan Hound products, 1 grooming courtesy of Marion Animal Hospital
SOLD! Toshiba EXCITE 10 inch Android Tablet courtesy of Office Technology Group
SOLD! Johnny Cash signed & framed photograph

Last Minute Items
SOLD! Fun & Games package of Hasbro games courtesy of Margaret Gee
SOLD! Gold Scallop couretsy of Grainger Pottery
SOLD! Prime “Village” location to watch the Marion Fireworks for six courtesy of a friend
SOLD! View from Kittansett original painting courtesy of Jack Leandro
SOLD! Billy Joel signed, framed photograph