It was another resounding successful gala for the Lennox and Addington County General Hospital on Thursday, as they brought in approximately $21,000 to the hospital’s foundation.
A full audience packed into the Westdale Complex where they were given an update on where the money raised from the evening would be going before being treated to a performance by The Abrams.
“This year funds raised will continue to support the hospital in acquiring a CT scanner,” said LACGH Foundation board member Robert Hough. “We’re inching closer all the time.”
Once implemented, the CT Scan will be a huge boon to the local hospital, as it will allow for on-site diagnosing of several medical conditions without having to send a patient to Belleville or Kingston. It will also help to alleviate wait times for patients looking to get diagnosed and treated.
Prior to the live music the guests were served cocktails and a full course meal by Cedar Crest Catering. An onsite photo booth also made for some fun portraits for guests.
“We owe a debt of gratitude for our dedicated committee who work diligently to improve your gala experience each year,” Hough told the audience.
The Abrams kept the good vibes going with their lively mix of bluegrass, country and folk-rock. For the band the show was a homecoming of sorts, as the Kingston-based brothers played one of their first ever concerts in Napanee over a decade earlier. Since then they’ve gone on to make quite a name for themselves in the industry, becoming the youngest Canadian duo to ever play the famous Grand Ole Opry Stage in Nashville, Tenn, doing so in 2005 at the age of 12 and 15.
They entertained the crowd with a mix of their original work as well as some bluegrass classics.
This year marked the fifth addition of the gala, which has now raised about $243,000 for the hospital.
Support for the gala was once again overwhelming, as tickets for the event sold out in November just a few days after they were announced.