Hospital to host annual Holiday Gala tonightDouglas County Hospital will host its 33rd annual Holiday Gala tonight, Saturday. The Holiday Gala, formerly known as the Holiday Ball, will take place at Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria starting at 6 p.m. The theme this year is “Heaven and Nature Sing.”
Douglas County Hospital will host its 33rd annual Holiday Gala Saturday, December 13.
The Holiday Gala, formerly known as the Holiday Ball, will take place at Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria starting at 6 p.m. The theme this year is “Heaven and Nature Sing.”
Tickets are $60 per person and can be purchased at the Douglas County Hospital Gift Shop or State Bank and Trust of Alexandria.
New for this year is a “reserve your table” option. A ticket ensures a seat, but groups can reserve a whole table. Businesses and non-profits that reserve by table can display logo information in the center of the table and will be recognized over the course of the event.
The evening will include hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, and a silent auction. Raffle tickets will also be available for purchase.
Dinner will begin at 7:30 p.m. with “exciting action food stations,” according to organizers.
After dinner, guests can dance the night away to the music of Front Fenders, who were brought back by popular demand.
Questions can be directed to Elizabeth Kriel at (320) 491-0484.
Proceeds from this year’s Hospital Holiday Gala will be split 70/30 – 70 percent will go to the hospital and be designated for Douglas County Rehabilitation at the YMCA when it opens and 30 percent will be designated for Someplace Safe.
The Douglas County Hospital Rehab center has been working with YMCA to establish a clinic site at the new facility.
Physical and occupational therapy will be provided at the YMCA, along with establishing a state-of-the-art aquatic-based therapy program for its clients.
Aquatic rehab can greatly benefit both young and old in an environment for joint-friendly rehab.
The proceeds will be used for start-up costs for the rehab department, including aquatic equipment. The department will work to establish wellness programs for the community at the YMCA, along with standard rehabilitation practice. The center will have the use of YMCA equipment including aerobic, weight training and the pool facility.
The hospital’s mission is to provide its clients with the very best equipment and facility access, and the YMCA is a great opportunity for that goal.
Someplace Safe is a non-profit organization providing services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence in West Central Minnesota.
Since opening a regional shelter in 1979, Someplace Safe has expanded its programming to include 10 outreach offices, each providing advocacy services. General crime advocacy is also provided in Otter Tail and Douglas counties.
Someplace Safe also provides parent-child exchange and visitation centers in five locations.
It is the mission of Someplace Safe to create a safer world for everyone, and work toward eliminating violence and oppression through advocacy, education and services.