ELIZABETHTOWN - The Elizabethtown Community Hospital Auxiliary is busy preparing for the Saturday Aug. 1 evening cocktail party, which is the centerpoint of their Dinner at Eight fundraiser. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Anyone participating in a 2009 Dinner @ Eight event is encouraged to attend.
"This includes anyone hosting or attending an event whether or not the event has yet taken place" said Gayle Alexander, co-chair of the event. "It gives everyone a chance to visit with people they may not see at the event they are attending and allows the Auxiliary to say thank you for your support and donation"
Event co-chair Anne Marie Denton added, "It's always a fun event, and this year we are again priveliged to have students from Meadowmount School of Music provide a lovely background to the evening."
Dinner at Eight is the biggest annual fundraiser the Auxiliary conducts, raising over $11,000.00 in 2008. All proceeds are used for patient care equipment at ECH. Over the past five years, Dinner at Eight hosts and guests have helped raise over $38,000.
Anyone wishing to host or attend an event can contact Anne Marie Denton 873-6402 for more information.