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Ripon community supports The Foundation for Ripon Medical Center Denim & Pearls
June 17, 2014

Individuals from the Ripon community and beyond enjoyed an evening of delectable food, and bountiful silent and live auction items to raise more than $20,000 to support the purchase of fitness equipment for the new RMC Wellness Center.

More than 100 guests experienced an evening of elegance and interactive food stations at Ripon College’s Great Hall through The Foundation for Ripon Medical Center’s Denim & Pearl fund-raiser. The event featured wine tasting by Vines & Rushes, and chocolate truffles from Watson Street Tea & Treats.

“We are so fortunate to have such strong community support for this annual event, and appreciate the fact that we will be able to use proceeds to help area residents looking to live healthy lives,” says Rita Meidam, Foundation for Ripon Medical Center executive director. “Come this December, the new RMC Wellness Center, as supported by The Foundation for Ripon Medical Center, will offer our community a wide range of fitness services and help lead to a healthier community now and well into the future.”

Participants enjoyed a wide array of engaging silent and live auction items, including: a framed original watercolor painting from Ann Pahlas; massages from Heidel House Resort & Spa and Massage Therapy by Mary; complete auto detail from Baird GM; Aveda products and microdermabrasion sessions from Adeva Salon & Spa; a five-course dinner for eight with wine pairings donated by Chris and Wendy Hanson; Green Bay Packers skybox tickets donated by Jack Twohig; pearl necklace donated by Diedrich Jewelers; Brewers photo donated by Pastimes Pub & Grille; golf packages from Lawsonia and Tuscumbia; and a gift certificate from Bluemke’s.

Denim & Pearls sponsors were: Agnesian HealthCare Enterprises, Alliance Laundry Systems, BMO Harris, Butzin-Marchant Funeral Home, C.D. Smith Construction, Inc., Century 21 Properties Unlimited, Commonwealth Landscape & Maintenance, Consultants Laboratory, Horicon Bank, J.F. Ahern Co., Omni Glass & Paint, Ripon Printers, Radiology Associates of the Fox Valley, Shea Electric & Communications, W.J. Leasa Electric and Yeomans - Edinger Chiropractic.

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