Benefit Ball Raises Money for Hospice in SD
The numbers are in. The 17th annual Hospice Benefit Ball at the Spearfish Convention Center March 1 raised more than $41,000 for Hospice of the Northern Hills (HNH) patients.
This year’s theme was “The Roaring 20s.” Singer Michael Shaw entertained attendees while they browsed auction items and enjoyed an elegant four-course dinner. The large dance floor filled up as soon as The Potter Family began playing. Helene Duhamel, of KOTA-TV, served as the Mistress of Ceremony.
Live and silent auction items were donated by nearly 250 area businesses and individuals who have been personally touched by Hospice. The expenses for the ball were covered by Hospice area sponsors. This year’s Platinum Sponsors were the Madonna Lewis Family and F.L. Clarkson Family Foundation and Pioneer Bank & Trust. The Gold Sponsor was White’s Queen City Motors. The Silver Sponsors were Deborah Kullerd, M.D., Fidler-Isburg Funeral Chapel, J.A. Erickson & Company P.C., Lynn’s Dakotamart Pharmacy of Belle Fourche, and the family of Marilyn Olson. Bronze Sponsors were Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant & Bar, Prestige Auto Sales, and Scott Peterson Motors of Belle Fourche and Sturgis. This year’s partners were Warren Golliher, M.D., Edgewood Vista Assisted Living, and Northern Hills Eye Care Professionals, LLC.
“This is our largest fundraiser of the year and we are thrilled by the outpouring of support from the community. We are so grateful to our sponsors and donors, as well as to all of the staff and volunteers who work together to make this event such a success,” said Carla Van Dyke, Director for HNH.