The evening began with a cocktail reception, and a raffle for a pair of Von Bargen’s Jewelers diamond hoop earrings. The excitement continued with an elegant dinner, and a live auction of eight premium packages, including court-side VIP box seats for the US Open of Tennis in New York donated by Richard and Pamela Ader, and a seven-day trip to Las Cabos, Mexico, donated by Dr. and Mrs. John and Marie LaPenta. Finally, the Putnam Challenge, a call to emulate the generosity of hospital founders Henry W. Putnam and his son, rounded out the evening’s program before hours of fun-filled dancing to the New York Players.
The proceeds from the Putnam Challenge are dedicated to the construction of an all new SVMC Deerfield Valley Campus. The new clinic will be located on the same site as the current one in Wilmington.
The Jingle Bell Committee included Katie Brooks, Sarah Fisher, Crista Gannon, Charles La Fiura, Judy La Fiura, Bruce Mullen, Nancy Mullen, Arlene Palmiter, Shelley Park, Robert Ruhl, Halie Ruhl, and Kristen Wallace.
The event was successful in part due to the generous support from sponsors, including title sponsor the Hermitage Club. Salem Dentistry was a presenting sponsor, while Flowers by Cara was a lead sponsor. Many supporting and host sponsors contributed as well.
For information about attending or sponsoring the next signature event, the all new Centennial Gala scheduled for Saturday, June 9, at the Hubbell Homestead in Bennington, call (802) 447-5017