Moon Cruise set for Nov. 21
The 12th Annual Harvest Moon Cruise sponsored by the Clearwater Valley Hospital Foundation will be held Saturday, November 21 at the Best Western Lodge at River’s Edge in Orofino. The Kingpins, a five member show band based in Moscow, will provide the live dance music. As part of this year’s theme, Celebrate the Season, the fundraiser will feature an auction for five gaily decorated artificial trees. Auctioneer Jeff Jones, KLER, will be looking for the highest bidder after the holiday buffet dinner catered by The Edge.
“We’re really excited about having the Kingpins as our band because we know they have quite a following in the area,” said Casey Meza, CEO and one of this year’s event planners. “The evening should be lots of fun. We picked the date in the hopes that people will be ready to usher in the holiday season with a special event.”
The Kingpins have played at the Kamiah Crab Feed, Nezperce Prairie Days, Hot August Nights and other private and public events. They are known for their inventive costume changes during the evening and their choreographed dancing. One of their fans said, “They have as much fun, if not more, than the audience.” Their playlist includes songs made famous by Tom Petty, The Eagles, Bill Haley and the Comets, Wilson Pickett, The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Tina Turner, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and plenty of others.
CVHC and St. Mary’s Hospital, Cottonwood, partner in providing health care in the region. Their seven clinics are located in Kamiah, Kooskia, Nezperce, Craigmont, Pierce, Orofino and Cottonwood. The SMHC Foundation is also planning a Mardi Gras fundraiser and community celebration at the Cottonwood Community Center on Saturday, February 6, 2010. According to Jim May, SMHC/CVHC Development Director, both events are being planned by a mix of volunteer s and staff members.
Only 200 tickets are available for the November 21 Harvest Moon Cruise festive fundraiser. Tickets are $45 per person and can be reserved by calling the CVHC Foundation office, 208. 476.8033
“We did not send out invitations to the November Cruise this year to conserve on costs, but people are welcome to give me a call if they would like to charge their tickets and pick them up at the door,” said Stephanie Deyo, CVHC Foundation.
This year’s sponsors and contributors include St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center Foundation, Lewiston Orthopaedics, Regence Blue Shield, Essentia Community Hospitals and Clinics, St Alphonsus Regional Medical Center and Pathologists Regional Laboratory. Any other business or individual interested in sponsorship is welcome to call Deyo at the CVHC Foundation.