Mountain Hospice will present its "Valentine's Night Out" fundraiser this Friday at Camp Pioneer in Beverly.
A baked steak dinner, live entertainment and silent auction will be available at the event, which begins at 6 p.m. A 50/50 drawing will also take place, with proceeds going to the Patient and Family Support Fund, a Hospice program that supports patients who have no insurance.
Mike Elza, marketing project coordinator for Mountain Hospice, described the Support Fund and spoke to The Inter-Mountain about the fundraiser.
"Every year we find it more important to do another fundraiser to keep (the Support Fund) going," he said.
Elza explained details of the Support Fund by first saying no patient is ever turned away.
He said Mountain Hospice supports patients who don't have the means to pay for services. Hospice documents said the fund helps those who have no insurance or Medicare/Medicaid.
It is the "Valentine's Night Out" fundraiser which, in part, allows the Support Fund to grow.
At last year's dinner, Elza said, more than 200 dinners were sold and the 50/50 raffle netted more than $600 for the Support Fund.
"We hope this year to make it even bigger and better," he said.
According to a Mountain Hospice flier, entertainment at the dinner will include a brass jazz and combo band. A men's and women's quartet will accompany them.
Elza said both groups are from Alderson-Broaddus College.
"They will be playing all evening," he said.
The silent auction will also take place throughout the evening.
Lamps, jewelry, backpacks and gift certificates are among the items being auctioned, Elza said. Community members from Randolph and Barbour counties donated the auction items.
Tickets are available at the door.
More information can be obtained by calling Mountain Hospice at 304-823-3922.