Cato store manager Jennifer Crisp, right, and assistant manager Shandon Hart are excited to be a part of the ninth annual dinner and fashion show sponsored by PPGH Auxiliary. All proceeds from this event go directly to PPGH. The event will be held on Monday, Sept. 16, at Mineral Wells High School. To reserve a table of eight, call Sheila at 940-452-0993 or Elouise, 817-521-6766. (Courtesy)
The ninth annual Palo Pinto General Hospital Auxiliary dinner and fashion show will have a distinct "Hollywood" flair.
The theme for this year's gala is "Lights Camera Fashion!"
The event opens with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16,, at the Mineral Wells High School.
The meal will be prepared by Dennis Ploeger and his staff from Palo Pinto General Hospital.
Businesses invited to participate in this year's fashion show include Cato's, Emerald Lane, CoCo's Boutique, Bealls, Waldon Feed Store, VF Factory Outlet, Steele's, Hibbett Sports, Kraze, Auxiliary Gift Shop, Bon Worth, and Mineral Wells Optical.
"It's a wonderful avenue for these businesses to showcase their merchandise," said Diane Brown, director of volunteer services and foundation for PPGH.
The MC for the evening will be Rhonda Patterson, director of laboratory at PPGH.
First Financial Bank has again provided a $1,000 cash door prize, but the winner must be present to win.
The dinner and fashion show is the Auxiliary's largest fund-raiser. There were 320 in attendance last year.
All proceeds from this event are used to improve the quality of life in Palo Pinto County by supporting Palo Pinto General Hospital.
"The medical community is also a strong supporter of this annual event and we are appreciative to the physicians and everyone who works with us to have such a successful event," said Brown.
Auxiliary fashion show committee members this year are co-chairs Mary Motley and Judy Pulliam, Elouise Thompson, Sheila Sudderth, Pat Pewitt, Jean Harrington and president Nelda Glover.
This year there will be two entrances to the event. Individuals can be dropped off at the back door which is much closer and not quite as far to walk for those who find it hard entering from the front parking lot. There is not parking available so this is drop-off only.
To reserve a table of eight, call Elouise Thompson at 817-521-6766 or Sheila Sudderth at 940-452-0993.
Tickets are $30.