2018 Our Hospice Summer Concert Nets $122,000
The 32nd Annual Our Hospice Concert featuring Randy Bachman with opening band, The Why Store, drew over 9,000 people to Mill Race Park on Saturday, September 1, 2018 to celebrate 32 Years of Summer Concerts. The Concert once again demonstrated the generosity of the community which helped Our Hospice exceed this year’s fundraising goal.
A record 4,901 raffle tickets were sold and Our Hospice netted $122,000 to help with the care and services for our patients and families; exceeding the $100,000 goal.
Laura Leonard commented, “It was a wonderful evening to celebrate our 32nd Concert. We hope it was enjoyed by many and we are grateful to our Title Sponsor, Faurecia and our Partner Sponsor, Columbus Regional Health, as well as our other supporters, staff, board of directors, volunteers and community members who helped make the concert a great success. The funds raised will assist us in caring for our patients and families as we fulfill our mission To Make Every Moment Count.”
Congratulations to the 2018 raffle winners!
$10,000 Grand Prize - Rick Caldwell
$500 First Prize - Jane Siefert
$250 Second Prize - Terry Burlew
$150 Third Prize - Dorothy Walker
$100 Fourth Prize - Crystal Robinson
Grill and Yard Art Raffle winners were:
- Tin Man Rex Baumgart
- Roast Master Nancy Kirlin
- Flame Fattal Junior Cordeso
- Tree Grill & Smoker Cassie Pheral
- Mack Truck Marilyn Caldwell
- Turtle Fire Pit Diane Miller
- BBQ Express Roseann Kelly-Falls
- Smokers Paradise Justin Ivey
- The Joker Kyle Gould
The first year for the Skyview Experience was also a success as 36 individuals enjoyed the concert atop the amphitheater. “The Skyview seating was very well-received and we were excited to hear from those in attendance that they had a great time and plan to purchase Skyview tickets next year and bring their friends. We think this is a great addition to the Concert!” said Leonard.
The vendors served a delicious variety of food which was enjoyed by many and the upgrade to HD screens allowed for a clear, close up look of the stage.
Kim Smith was the winning bidder for the Concert Art, “Let it Ride” by local artist Donna Rosenberg. Proceeds from the online auction support Our Hospice.
Thank you to Columbus and the surrounding communities for their many years of support of Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. We are looking forward to celebrating with the community again next summer.