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Quilt donation enhances WMH ‘An Evening of Chocolate & Wine’ fund-raiser
February 12, 2013

Waupun area businesses and individuals are stepping forward in their support of the upcoming “An Evening of Chocolate & Wine,” a fund-raising event sponsored by the Agnesian HealthCare Foundation and Waupun Memorial Hospital (WMH) Special Events Committee.

The event, scheduled from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, February 23 at the Waupun City Hall, is featuring a silent auction thanks to the generosity of area supporters. Tickets are $40 per person.

The most recent donation features a handmade quilt from the John C. Burke Correctional Center.

Sgt. Patricia Johns, of the John C. Burke Correctional Center, says the quilt is representative of ongoing generosity of women who enjoy sewing projects that benefit the community at large.

The February 23 event will feature chocolates from Guth’s End of the Trail Candy Shoppe and various hand-selected wines from around the world. There will also be numerous specialty beers, local cheeses and a bountiful hors d'oeuvre buffet for sampling.

The evening will feature harpist, Deborah Guy, raffles and a silent auction.

Proceeds will benefit WMH women’s health and breast care services. Dress is business casual.

Event sponsors include: American Family Insurance, Agnesian Pharmacy Waupun, C.D. Smith Construction, Inc. Central Cable Contractors, Homan Auto Sales, Inc., Homan Family Dentistry, Jan’s Optical, J.F. Ahern Co., Lifestar Emergency Medical Services, Snow & Snow Law Offices, Markesan State Bank – Waupun, Nolan Insurance Agency, Pfefferle Companies, Inc., Piggly Wiggly Foods, Radiology Associates of the Fox Valley, S.C., Shea Electric & Communications, LLC, Waupun Memorial Hospital Medical Staff, Westra, Tilema & O’Connor, COAs, LLC, W. J. Leasa Electric, Inc. and W & W Electric Motors, Inc.

Individuals that register for the event will receive a name tag upon arrival at the event, which will be their ticket for the event. Or individuals can purchase a ticket from a committee member prior to the event, including: Kate Bresser, Patti Domask, Jeff Homan, Frank Mesa, Todd Snow, DeAnn Thurmer, Donna Van Buren or Pat Waisanen.

For reservations or more information on available sponsorships, call (920) 324-6512 or (920) 926-4959 by Friday, February 15.

Photo caption: Sgt. Patricia Johns (left), John C. Burke Correctional Center, showcases handmade quilts that were made by incarcerated women to share with participants at the upcoming Waupun Memorial Hospital (WMH) Evening of Chocolate & Wine event on February 23 as silent auction items.

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