The King and Queen of Hearts reception is replacing the Heart Ball.
With the merger of St. Joseph's and Camden-Clark Memorial hospitals through the West Virginia United Health System, the former St. Joseph's Hospital Heart Ball, a February fundraiser for 14 years, has evolved this year into the King and Queen of Hearts reception.
The by-invitation event at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Parkersburg Country Club will welcome 36 physicians and 16 residency program doctors to Camden Clark Medical Center.
The former Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital has not held a reception to welcome and recognize new physicians for a few years, said Greg Smith, Camden Clark Medical Center marketing director. Resident physicians at the medical center will join the reception this year.
Smith noted the Camden Clark Foundation's Charity Gala on Dec. 3 helped to raise money to purchase a $200,000 3-D ultrasound unit to perform transesophageal echocardiogram procedures on the heart at the St. Joseph's Campus of Camden Clark Medical Center.
CCMC officials felt it was too soon after the December gala at the country club to hold another hospital fundraiser, Smith said. "This (reception) will make it easier on the community."
The business-attire reception will feature entertainment and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Smith expects 700-800 people to attend. Invitations will be sent out next week.
During its 14 years, the St. Joseph's Hospital Heart Ball raised more than $200,000 for heart health programs and equipment and the Francis DeSales Health Foundation.
The West Virginia Symphony League-Parkersburg is looking for bowlers to help raise money for music in the schools.
The league, which raises money so the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra-Parkersburg can bring music into Wood and Washington County schools, is holding "Bowling Ball II" fundraiser from 6-9 p.m. March 25 at Emerson Lanes in Parkersburg. A similar inaugural event last February at Emerson Lanes was a success, said Becky Deem of Vienna, event director.
Tickets for $45 include a homestyle-cooked dinner, two beverages, door prizes and awards for the highest and lowest bowling scores. Deem said four-member bowling teams of friends or co-workers, along with individual bowlers who will be placed on teams, can sign up.
Businesses can form a team to compete at "Bowling Ball II", said Jenny Keup of the symphony league. A traveling trophy will be awarded to the team with the top score. For ticket reservations contact Deem at 304-295-6593, while Keup will register teams at 304-483-2320.
Tere Clegg's Latin cuisine cooking class in Marietta has been so popular she is bringing it to Parkersburg - in her Seventh and Market streets restaurant - this month. Clegg, an international cuisine chef from Puerto Rico, has given classes at The Cook's Shop on Front Street in Marietta. Her classes have been well attended, said Dagmar Kupsche, co-owner of The Cook's Shop with husband, Ken. Clegg will be preparing two main dishes and a dessert with plantains during her class at Mango Latin Bistro, 701 Market St., from 2-4 p.m. Feb. 18. Participants will receive hands-on cooking instruction, food tasting and recipes in the class, with advance registration required.
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