Sixth Annual GHS Foundation Art Gala


OXFORD, NC (November 11, 2014) – The Granville Health System (GHS) Foundation will host its sixth annual Art Gala on Saturday, November 22 at the Henderson Country Club.
“Rolling Out the Red Carpet: An Evening of Gratitude” will be the underlying theme of the Gala, which will feature more than 80 live and silent auction items. Trip packages for Nashville, Kiawah Island, Quebec City and Carolina Beach will be featured, as well as quick getaway trips, including a visit to the Biltmore House.

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

Many visual, culinary, and performing art items will also be offered, along with custom jewelry and other art forms. They include tickets to shows at the NC Theatre and the NC Symphony, handcrafted pottery, original paintings, antique art glass, cooking classes, an afternoon with Santa Claus, and a stay at an upscale bed and breakfast.

Photos and descriptions of raffle and auction items can be viewed at the event website:

The lively black tie event kicks off at 6:00 p.m. with music by the Arlin Tart Quartet,
cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction, followed by a scrumptious dinner featuring hand-cut filet mignon served with crab-stuffed shrimp. Also being served is a stewed tomato and fresh chive risotto croquette with baby spinach sauteéd with smoky bacon. Dessert consists of a butterscotch cheesecake with an almond crust and butterscotch crunch topping prepared by Harvest Restaurant Head Chef and Owner James Dutra. Vegetarian meals are available upon request.

Gary Bowman, Chairman of the Foundation, said, “Our theme this year is ‘Rolling Out the Red Carpet’ and that’s really what we’re doing. We are so appreciative of this community and their support of the Foundation and our partnership with Granville Health System. This is our chance to show our gratitude.”

Planners of the spectacular event include Chairwoman Martha Wrenn, Carolyn Blackwell, William Coley, Ginnie Currin, Lauren Currin, Julia Day, Andrea Endrusick, Melissa Isley, and Marshall Tanner.

To date, sponsors of the event include Hopper, Hicks and Wrenn, PLLC, McDonald’s of Oxford, Creedmoor and Henderson, Granville Family Medicine, and Premier Women’s Health Professionals at the Emerald Level; HealthScope Benefits, Morrison Management Specialists, Wake Emergency Physician, PA, Union Bank and Trust, Ideal Fastener, and Wells Fargo Insurance Services at the Garnet Level; Balvinder Kumar, MD, Richard Pacca, MD, Dr. & Mrs. Stephen Ertischek, Arthur J. Gallagher and Company, Creative Minds Wayfinding, Mr. John Watson, Sherman and Boddie Inc., Professional Pharmacy, Clero Landscaping, and Dr. and Mrs. Eugene D. Day Jr., MD at the Pearl Level.

To view Gala auction items, learn about the event, download a ticket order form, or to order tickets online, visit For additional information, contact Erin Cashwell, at 919.690-2149 or e-mail

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

About Granville Health System
For more than 94 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

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