The Magruder Hospital Auxiliary’s 58th Annual Charity Ball this year will take patrons to a time of the past. A time when speakeasies were easy to find, gambling was a hobby and a decade became famously known by the description "roaring."
On Saturday, Feb. 25 the charity ball committee will transform the Catawba Island Club into a speakeasy kind of place where patrons can party like it's 1929.
"Our entire committee thought this would be a really great theme for the charity ball this year. It was a fascinating time in history and it has given us great inspiration for a fun evening," said Nick Marsico, who along with his wife, Jen, is the chair of this year's event. Nick is the director of pharmacy at Magruder and volunteered his time this year to make the auxiliary fund-raiser a success.
"I have a personal drive to be part of this event because the funds are going toward a project that I am currently in charge of at the hospital,” he said. “The money will go toward the purchase of our new Smart IV pumps that give our patients optimal care and safety. The functionality of these pumps will give us medication management capabilities that are only available in a handful of hospitals nationwide.”
The event is open to anyone purchasing a ticket and will begin at 6:30 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, followed by a specially selected dinner.
Local artists “The Junk” will be performing. The Junk is a fivr-piece cover band known for an eclectic blend of musical styles covering multiple decades of artists.
Tickets are $120 per couple and $60 per individual and can be purchased at Bassett’s Market, Mary’s Blossom Shoppe, Magruder Hospital Gift Shop, National Bank of Ohio in Oak Harbor. Sponsorship information may also be downloaded from the hospital’s Web site, www.magruderhospital.com.
Questions regarding tickets or donations can also be made to Kerryn Lockhart at Magruder, at 419-734-3131, Ext. 3105.