fundraisers set to go
The Clearwater Valley Hospital Foundation’s 8th annual fundraiser, the Harvest Moon Cruise, is set to sail from the National Guard Armory on Highway 12 in Orofino on Saturday, November 20. The event features a buffet dinner, floor show, Funny Money Casino with vacation package prizes, dancing, two no host bars and a Quiet Bar.
“We draw people from all over the area to the fundraiser because it’s a very full evening with something for everyone,” said Jeanette Gorman, Community Relations Coordinator. “Some people come for the floor show, others for the dancing, many for the Casino, but everyone comes to have a good time and support a worthwhile cause.”
This year’s proceeds will help purchase a new Ultrasound machine.
“We selected ‘New York, New York’ as the theme to tie in with floor show, ‘A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra.’ Partygoers can expect to see the moon over the city, spend some time in Central Park and visit the Statue of Liberty without ever leaving the area,” said Cathie Mosher, Orofino Flower Shop and Decorating Chairperson.
The performers include Gary Gemberling, music teacher at Lewiston High School and his brother, Al Gemberling, teacher at the University of Idaho’s Lionel Hampton School of Music. The hour long floor show will feature Sinatra standards and a variety of medleys. The four person group received very good reviews for their performance last summer at the Hartung Theatre at the U of I.
Providing the music for the show will be three musicians playing the bass, piano and drum. After the floor show the crooners will pick up their instruments and join the rhythm section to provide the evening’s dance music.
Advance tickets are $25/person or $45/couple. Gangway tickets are $35/person or $60/couple. Tickets can be reserved at the advance price by calling CVHC, 476.4555. They are also available at Johnson’s Jewelers and Hallmark stores in Kamiah and Orofino, Green Things Nursery, Hwy 12, Pioneer and Kooskia Medical Clinics and St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics.
The gangway will open promptly at 6:30 p.m.