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Winter Affair

Save-the-date: February 9, 2017 at the Vesper Country Club

In the middle of the snowiest winter in our region’s history, the Lowell General Hospital community gathered together on February 5, 2015, and made the Auxiliary’s seventh annual A Winter Affair a wonderful success. This time around, it was the Vesper Country Club that provided the perfect elegant setting for the evening’s event. The entire facility was decked out for the occasion with an array of beautiful floral arrangements donated by some of the area’s best and most loved florists.

One hundred and ten guests enjoyed an entertaining evening of fun, friends, and fabulous food. Upon arrival, attendees were treated to a champagne toast and entertained with jazz music performed by the talented Trude Witham Group. They were then encouraged to try their hand at a snowball toss competition. Guests also greatly enjoyed the wine and bourbon tastings arranged by Jimmy Young of Martignetti Companies and Jay Cahill of Harrington Wine and Liquors.

Back by popular demand was the much-loved wine pull that included a record number of festively wrapped bottles of wine. This fun activity was made possible by the generosity of many local businesses and residents who collectively donated 125 bottles of wine with values ranging between $20 and $200 per bottle.

Guests feasted on a fabulous dinner that began with salad elegantly served in martini glasses, followed by a selection of pasta dishes and a ham carving station. Once again, Sodexo outdid themselves by providing an assortment of delicious desserts.

The wonderful live auction items included a wine dinner for two at Stonehedge Inn & Spa donated by Stonehedge, four bottles of Coppola Wines donated by Carrie Meikle & Trish O’Donnell, film reel wine rack and movies by Francis Ford Coppola donated by Jimmy Young, an LCD HDTV donated by MEC Technologies, and an in-home dinner for six donated by Two Chefs.

The night finished off with a raffle of those 11 fabulous floral arrangements. We would like to thank each and everyone of the talented donors: Blossoms Florist, Classic Flowers, Feeney the Florist, Floral Arts, Flowers by Albert, Flowers by Steve, Les Fleurs, Westford Florist, Piccirillo Designs, A Floral Moment by Juju Buds and Rose of Sharon at Blossom Hill. Their amazing creations were much appreciated by all guests and the fortunate winners.

Finally, we would like to extend a very heartfelt thank you to all who participated and attended the seventh annual Winter Affair. It’s because of you that we were able to raise $18,900 all of which will directly benefit our local community hospital.

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