Eighth Annual GHS Foundation Art Gala Offers a Night of Celebration


OXFORD, NC (November 7, 2016) – The Granville Health System (GHS) Foundation will host its eighth annual Art Gala on Saturday, November 19 at Thorndale Oaks. 

Gary Bowman, Chairman of the Foundation, said, “Our theme this year is ‘The Art of Living in the Moment’ and we have planned a terrific event to support our community hospital.” 

“This community has done a great deal to support their local hospital,” said Martha Wrenn, Chairman of the Art Gala. “The Foundation is pleased to bring this event back to Granville County.” 

The Art Gala will feature more than 70 live and silent auction items. Trip packages for Montana, Washington DC, and Newport, RI will be featured. 

Highlights of the sporting events offered include tickets to football and basketball games as well as hockey, hunting and golfing packages. 

Many visual, culinary, and performing art items will also be offered, along with jewelry, photography and other art forms. They include tickets to shows at McGregor Hall, Granville Little Theater and the Durham Performing Arts Center. Yeti coolers, a private tour of the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, an original painting by Anna Cate Home, and NC goodies from Ashley Jordan Flowers and Gifts are also featured on the auction. Photos and descriptions of the auction items can be viewed at the event website: www.ghsArtGala.org. 

The black tie optional event kicks off at 6:00 p.m. with music by the Arlin Tart Quartet, FORcocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction, followed by a delicious dinner. Dessert consists of a vanilla panna cotta with candied cranberries, cinnamon pear sauce and pumpkin compote by Harvest Restaurant Head Chef and Owner James Dutra. Vegetarian meals are available upon request.

Planners of the spectacular event include Chairwoman Martha Wrenn, William Coley, Sharla Cronauer, Ginnie Currin, Lauren Currin, Gaynelle Finch, Melissa Isley, Julia Overton, Lori Sharp, Lizzie Stovall, and Marshall Tanner.

To date, sponsors of the event include Mr. Herbert Gregory at the Sapphire level; HealthSCOPE Benefits, Hopper, Hicks and Wrenn, PLLC, EmergeOrtho, and Union Bank and Trust Company at the Emerald level; Wake Emergency Physicians, PA, Ideal Fastener Corporation, Morrison’s Management, and Marsh & McLennon Agency and Brick Street Mutual Insurance at the Garnet level; and Arthur J. Gallagher and Company, BB&T, Center for Women’s Health, Dr. & Mrs. Stephen Ertischek, Dr. and Mrs. Michael Mahan, McDonald’s of Oxford/Creedmoor/Henderson, MedPro Group, Orthopaedic Specialists of NC, Professional Pharmacy, Sherman & Boddie, Mr. & Mrs. John Watson, and Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA at the Pearl level. 

Thorndale Oaks is sponsoring the decorations while Certainteed will sponsor the social hour. Also sponsoring the event are Altec Industries, Stan Fox, Lucy Moore, and Duke Progress Energy. 

To view Gala auction items, learn about the event or to order tickets online, visit www.ghsArtGala.org. For additional information, contact Erin Cashwell, at 919.690-2149 or e-mail ecashwell@granvillemedical.com. 

The Granville Health System Foundation previously raised $500,000 to support the construction of a new Emergency Department at Granville Medical Center. Recently, the Foundation committed $300,000 toward the purchase of a new CT scanner. 

About the Granville Health System Foundation
The mission of Granville Health System Foundation is to serve as a charitable resource for Granville Health System, supporting its commitment to providing quality health care to all citizens of the community, where they work and live. The Foundation builds support for GHS and provides financial resources to purchase new equipment, develop new services, maintain and improve facilities, and recruit new health professionals to Granville County. For more information about the Granville Health System Foundation, please visit www.ghsFoundation.org.

About Granville Health System 
For more than 95 years, Granville Health System has been delivering quality health care close to home.  To meet the growing needs of our community, Granville Health System has expanded its services throughout Granville County, offering convenient access to medical care where you work and live. GHS received a number of national awards, including the Hospital of Choice Award which named Granville Health System as one of the top 100 hospitals in the country in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. GHS also received the Community Value Index Five-Star Hospital Award, placing GHS in the top 20% of hospitals in the country in offering financial value to the communities served, while reinvesting back into facilities in order to provide for current and emerging health needs. Recently, Granville Health System was named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. The GHS main campus is located at 1010 College Street, Oxford, North Carolina. For more information about Granville Health System visit GHS online at www.ghsHospital.org.

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