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For Immediate Release:
July 25, 2013

Tobey Hospital Guild will host “An Evening to Showcase the Arts”

Proceeds to help purchase new patient equipment for Tobey Hospital

WAREHAM, Mass. — The Tobey Hospital Guild will hold its annual fund-raising gala on Saturday, September 21, with proceeds to benefit the Guild’s $100,000 pledge to purchase new equipment at Tobey.

The theme of this year’s event is “Tobey Guild Showcases the Arts” with entertainment provided by opera diva Patrice Tiedemann, a nationally known opera singer who will delight guests with a selection of music including well known arias. Entertainment will also include baritone Paul Soper; classical guitarist Coby Willamson, who performs regularly on Broadway; pianist Matthew Larson; harpist Judith Mitchell; and professional ballerinas from the Greg Salunier Dance Troupe.

The evening will begin with hors d’oeuvres and sparkling wine at 6 p.m. and will take place at Rachel’s Lakeside, 950 State Road in Dartmouth. Tickets are $100 per person and must be purchased in advance by calling Agatha St. Amour, at 508-961-5752. ($60 of the ticket price is tax deductable).

Hors d’oeuvres will include coconut chicken with orange marmalade dipping sauce, pork tenderloin on crustini, lamb chops, sweet potato fries and a deluxe cheese and cracker station. Dinner will begin at 7 p.m. with Ten Cousins crab & corn chowder, a baby greens salad and a choice of roasted aged tenderloin of beef or baked stuffed shrimp. For dessert lovers, the meal will be conclude with a serving of red velvet ice cream pie topped with fresh, homemade whipped cream. Each course will be accompanied by a pairing wine.
The event will also feature a live and silent auction.

The Guild has pledged $100,000 to purchase patient equipment for Tobey Hospital. Proceeds from this event will help honor this pledge.

“Today’s technology is forever changing and the Guild is very proud to help Tobey Hospital provide state of the art equipment for its patients,” said Dorothy Rasmussen, President of the Tobey Hospital Guild. “Our Guild members work tremendously hard to provide a wonderful evening that will help support our community hospital.”

Stephanie Poyant
Public Information Officer
Phone: 508-973-5280

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