"Hope & Healing" was the theme of the Jefferson County Fourth Street Health Center's eighth-annual gala held April 27 at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville where the campaign goal was to raise $140,000 while honoring those who have aided in the center's mission to provide medical care to the county's uninsured and underserved. Honorees included Trinity Health System, humanitarian award; Dr. John Hyland, medical honoree award; Bea Antol, volunteer honoree; and the Peoples National Bank of Mount Pleasant, community honoree. The gala featured a live auction and the sale of 600 mystery gifts.
At left, Young Ambassadors on hand were, from left, Michael Freshwater; Jocelyn Wolpert, Miranda Parkinson; Chelsie Kindsvatter, Chelsea Jenkins, LaShauna Wilson and Ashlee Taylor. The top three
fundraisers were Wolpert, $1,000 Patricia Fletcher Young Ambassador Scholarship Award; Jenkins, $500 with matching $500 for Capital University; and Parkinson, $500. For having served with the Young Ambassadors for three years, Wilson was presented a special award of a $250 scholarship to Eastern Gateway Community College.
-- Janice Kiaski