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A huge event benefiting the city-owned Dr. John Warner Hospital takes place this weekend.

The Dr. John Warner Hospital Foundation Board will be hosting their 8th annual HARVEST GALA tomorrow(Sat) evening. The event is aimed to help raise funds for the Dr. John Warner Hospital. According to Dixie Walden, co-chair of the Gala event, the goal the Foundation would like to raise this year is $20-thousand.

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The focus for this year's Gala event will be the purchase of an additional two auto pulse units for the hospital's ambulances. Walden explains it is purchases like the auto pulse units, which are un-budgeted items the hospital has a need for, that the Foundation steps in to provide for the DJWH.

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Those who attend the Gala event will be treated to great food and also entertainment. Co-Chair  of the Gala event, along with Walden is Kim Davenport, she says the entertainment is all local and they entertainers are donating their time to the DJWH Foundation's event.

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The GALA takes place this Saturday at the Madison Hall on South Madison street in Clinton.  Cocktails at 5 PM and dinner and entertainment will follow at  6 PM. Dress is casual and ticket price is $75.  You can call either Kim Davenport at 217-935-2028 or Dixie Walden at 217-935-3979 for additional tickets.

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