|If you missed this year’s Celebrity Waiter Dinner & Auction, you missed an evening filled with food, fun and fellowship! Held at Erskine College, the crowd enjoyed the Foundation’s 10th annual event, which brought out the festive spirit in everyone.
There were a wide variety of table themes including Breast Cancer awareness where waiters donned “Fight Like a Girl” t-shirts, black and white by the Radiology Department who used x-rays for place mats, and Old “McRonalds” Farm friends...could this have been named for Rehab Services department manager Ron Colaw? Everyone was surprised when the Pillsbury dough boy made an appearance to sell baked goods at the Bake Shop table!
Auctioneer Allen Gambrell and emcee Roddy Gray put on a show as they “live” auctioned trips to Edisto Island and the Old Edwards Inn, rugs, a watch from Turner Jewelers, a cypress glider and potting station from Overholt Wood ‘N Craft, a beautiful red oak corner cabinet made by our very own Leroy Campbell, a handmade Clydesdale rocking horse and several other sought after items.
Silent auction items included jewelry, spa services, household items, dining packages, an autographed Clemson football, baseball and basketball, beautiful artwork of all types and a overnight stay at Savannah Lakes Resort and Marina’s lodge!
AAMC’s Ann Whidby was the lucky raffle winner of the $500.00 Cash Shopping Spree.
Waiters were busy during the night and collected tips totaling more than $4,100.00! The evening’s overall total was still being tallied at press time but estimates show this year’s event to be very successful!
Many thanks to the AAMC staff, Foundation Board members, Trustees and medical staff who attended and who helped ask for or donated auction items! Without your support this event would not be the success it is!
Proceeds from this year’s event will help fund the Foundation’s 2009 project which includes the purchase of eight PR/INR machines for Home Health, a cell washer for the Lab, modified barium swallow chair for X-Ray, two portable lipid profile systems for Wellness, three vital statistics machines for the OR, Floor and ED and two continuous glucose recorders & supplies for the Diabetes Education Program.
Having these pieces of equipment will enable AAMC to provide even better care to our community by further enhancing the services we offer.