West River to host 3rd Annual Adult Prom

The West River Health Services Foundation is once again sponsoring their 3rd Annual “Adult Prom” at the Fun Bar in Hettinger on Saturday, April 22.

A group of dances at West River’s Adult Prom last year. (Herald File Photo)

By TED UECKER
WRHS Foundation

The West River Health Services Foundation is once again sponsoring their 3rd Annual “Adult Prom” at the Fun Bar in Hettinger on Saturday, April 22. This is the largest FUNdraiser of the year for the WRHS Foundation. During the previous two years, the public has come out in huge support of top-notch healthcare “close to home,” and we’re hoping this trend continues. With over $56,000 raised the past two years for the “MRI Project” and the “One Room At a Time Together” Campaign to renovate Western Horizons Care Center, the Adult Prom has become a catalyst for worthwhile local healthcare needs. And this year is no different, as the Foundation has set a goal to raise $25,000 to reignite our “Partners In Health Club,” add to our “Scholarship Program,” and purchase any other needed equipment throughout West River and Western Horizons.

Of course, the usual sensational appetizers from Kennedy’s Fresh Foods will be available from the start at 5:30 p.m., as will the Social and Silent Auction.  The Grand March will begin at 7 p.m., with the traditional announcement of couples, friends or groups; followed by the tunnel of couples, leading to the first dance from local song spinners Hot Trax. Shortly thereafter, about 8 p.m., the Live Auction will begin. This year, like past years, the prizes from area businesses, organizations, families, plus departments at West River and Western Horizons, are quite extraordinary!  A few of the amazing prizes for you to bid on include a 6-foot by 3-foot rectangular table of the 2017 State Class B Dual Wrestling Champion Hettinger-Scranton Nighthawks donated by C & S Welding, and Craig and Sharon Silkman; two tickets to the Tim McGraw and Faith Hill World Tour Concert on Aug. 24 at the FargoDome, with two nights stay at the Hilton Homewood Suites given by the WRHS Radiology Department; two tickets for two UND Sioux Hockey games in the world’s most amazing hockey arena with two nights hotel stay in Grand Forks donated by Dr. Cathy Houle and Todd Shirek; four tickets for the Minnesota Twins game vs. the Cleveland Indians at Target Field on June 17, with the opportunity to go down on the field and play catch after the game, plus a $100 cash card for your travels given by Drs. Josh and Carrie Ranum; a new Mizuno JPX 900 golf driver donated by Hettinger’s own Jeremy Galbreth, the new Mizuno USA Sales President; a ten cubic foot freezer given by the Vliem’s at Lodgepole Store; two tickets for an NDSU Bison home football game at the FargoDome donated by Gary and Debbie Dewhirst; a Nighthawks 4-foot round bar table with four matching barstool chairs given by the United Clinics Physicians Group; lunch for four in Kathleen Brackel’s stunning backyard garden; a beautiful king size quilt from Dr. Tom and Joanne Jacobson; an awesome NDSU Bison quilt created and given by Cindy Olson and Lisa Knapp, plus a huge tailgate cooler with everything you could ever imagine for a tailgate party given by the WRHS Patient Financial Services Department; a fire-proof, 24 gun or whatever you want Case IH safe donated by West Plains Inc.; and we have all of the protein groups covered – Chris & Ronda Schauer with Schauer Sheep Company are providing a butchered and processed LAMB; Anthony and Jodi Larson gifted a whole HOG, with Ed Verhulst and Dakota Packing providing the butchering and processing; the Hettinger Country Club is giving 30 pounds of Alaskan King Crab; and Uecker Yards is providing a significant BEEF bundle. And there’s more, including a propane gas firepit with all the extras from the WRHS Administrative staff; decorative liquor lamps from Mrs. Dschaak; Chicago Cubs World Series Champions and Minnesota Vikings Never Super Bowl Champions bar tables; a gorgeous Mancan Ash Hardwood Bowl and Madrone Wood Ornament from Duey and Char Marthaller; an amazing quilt from the Lutheran Church Ladies; two one-hour massages and a gift basket from Amanda Reimer; an Escort radar detector given by the local speedsters; and a gift certificate from H&H Carpet Cleaners.

As you can see, we have terrific variety and outstanding quality prizes for our Silent & Live Auctions. Plus, we’ll have a world-class auctioneer to make sure they all bring way over their value. After all, it’s for a terrific cause – improving our healthcare “close to home.”

The affordable $35 per person tickets can be purchased locally at KB Jewelers, Hettinger Chamber of Commerce office, Hettinger Clinic Front Desk, and Kim Schalesky at WRHS Administration. If you want your tickets delivered, please call Ted Uecker at 701-567-3666 and he’ll get your tickets to you immediately.

And you can wear what you want; bring who you want; and participate as much or as little as you want. Heck, you don’t even have to come to the prom! But we’d like you to support the effort by purchasing a ticket or two. All net proceeds from ticket sales and the Silent/Live Auctions go toward improvements at West River and Western Horizons.

We still have a couple weeks before the 3rd Annual “Shoot For the Stars Adult Prom” takes place, so if you have any creative ideas for more prizes, please contact the Ted at the WRHS Foundation at 701-567-3666. He’ll be more than grateful to pick up any prizes or visit with you about the possibilities. Thank you Western Dakota. As always, we’re here for you.

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