The 7th annual Freeman Regional Health Services Foundation Gala was held Saturday, January 23 at the Freeman Community Center. The event has raised numerous dollars over the years, benefitting the FRHS Foundation and its mission. The live and silent auction items, along with cash gifts, raised over $32,000.00, and will go toward general updating of the facility. All auction items were donated.
Emily Hofer, CFO at Merchants State Bank in Freeman, spoke at the 7th annual Freeman Regional Health Services Gala January 23. Emily shared with the 150 guests the importance of Freeman Regional in her life and in the lives of her family members. Emily's father Ted, was CEO of Merchants State Bank for many years, and passed away last summer.
Ken Wintersteen of Menno was the auctioneer at the FRHS Foundation Gala live auction. Ken has been the auctioneer at this event for 7 years, and he and his wife Lynne have always donated their time. "This is important," he said. "We are happy to help raise money Freeman Regional Health Services."
Ken was assisted by Marion auctioneer Rich Wieman.
The Hegg Brothers, Jeremy and Jonathan of Sioux Falls, provided entertainment and performed vocals and guitar. In the foreground are art pieces that sold at the live auction.
Julie and Ben Crick served wine for the gala guests. Julie is the Lab Manager at FRHS. Soft drinks and coffee were also served.