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Valentine’s Day Gala raises money for Pike County’s home health and hospice program

Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 9:05 am

Garrett and Hilary GordyGarrett and Hilary Gordy, of Bowling Green, were just one of several hundred couples attending this year’s Valentine’s Day Gala. The annual gala is hosted by the Home Care and Hospice Founation of Pike County. The Gordys are pictured posing for a photo for Tracy Brookshier, a local photographer.

Planning Commitee

Pictured above are the planning committee for the 2017 Valentine’s Day Gala, front row, from left: Kent Betts and Bill Unsell; second row, from left: Chris Deeken, Melaney Magruder Mathis, Elisha Koenig, Cathy Martin, Fern Grote, Sonya Gilbert, Jennifer Schumacher, and Art Flynn

Staff, supporters and friends of the Pike County Hospice organization gathered on Saturday evening at the Knights of Columbus Hall in St. Clement for the sixth annual Valentine’s Day Gala.
Guests enjoyed dinner, dancing to music of dueling pianos, raffle drawings, a silent auction and a live auction.
Melaney Magruder Mathis, the chairman of the Home Care and Hospice Foundation of Pike County, welcomed the more than 200 guests to the event with a thank you.
“Thank you for supporting this cause,” Mathis said on Saturday evening. “Thank you for making this all possible.”
All proceeds from the event are used in various Pike County hospice programs, according to Chris Deeken.
Deeken is the President of the Home Care and Hospice Foundation, which is the organization that sponsors the event annually.
“Many times the funds raised on Saturday will go to pay for comfort measures, such as a massage therapist that will help alleviate pain for those who are on our home health or hospice programs,” Deeken said in a telephone interview on Monday with the Bowling Green Times.

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