Everything About Art will be Available at the Second Annual GHS Foundation Art Gala



The Granville Health System (GHS) Foundation will hold its second annual Art Gala on Saturday, November 6 at the Henderson Country Club.
The “Everything About Art” Gala will feature over fifty auction items, including visual, culinary, fabric, horticulture and performing art, as well as custom hand-made jewelry and other art forms. Each item showcases the talent and craftsmanship of artists associated with the Granville community. 
The lively event kicks off at 6:00 p.m. with music by F. O. Finch III Jazz Quartet, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction. Twenty donated items will be on the silent auction block. They include framed paintings by well-known area artists, custom hand-made necklaces, themed holiday wreaths, stoneware, and lunch for two at the Museum of Art’s Iris Café.
A Bob Timberlake framed print and a set of sauce dishes made by the late Sid Oakley headline the six items in the raffle. 
Following dinner, several big ticket items will be part of an exciting live auction, including a New York City trip package, an Umstead Hotel and Spa package, a getaway weekend at Wrightsville Beach, a gourmet sampling experience for six, a crystalline lamp by the late Sid Oakley, a package including a serving plate from internationally renowned potterVal Cushing, a culinary class at A Southern Season in Chapel Hill, and a hand blown vase by Lisa Oakley.
Gary Bowman, chairman of the Foundation, said the annual gala is the biggest fundraiser for the Foundation in terms of the number of people involved and money raised for a single event. “Like all of our fundraisers, we use the money raised from the gala to support the work of Granville Health System. This year, proceeds from the Gala will support the upcoming Expansion Plan,” he said.
The expansion plan, an ambitious 32,000 square foot construction project, is the largest in the health system’s history. It includes a new Emergency Department that will grow from 3,135 to 18,000 square feet; expanded Surgical Services; a larger Laboratory Department; a new, larger lobby and admissions area; and additional patient and visitor parking. Construction is scheduled to begin in January.
Those who attend the Art Gala will be treated to a wonderful evening of dinner and entertainment,” said L. Lee Isley, Chief Executive Officer for Granville Health System. “In return, their financial contributions will benefit the hospital by helping to increase its capacity to meet the community’s growing demand for health care services.”
Planners of this spectacular event include chairman Dr. Joanne Fruth, Carolyn Blackwell, Kim Bufkin, Darcy Drake, Georgeen Ertischek, Cindy Fink, Janet Gruchacz, Donna Spears, Chotsey Winborne, and Martha Wrenn.

Advance registration is required. For more information on the gala, to view auction items, to download a ticket order form, or to order tickets online see www.ghsFoundation.org or www.Facebook.com/GHSartgala or contact Janet Herzberg, Community Relations Director at 919.690-2148, e-mail jherzberg@granvillemedical.com.
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.

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