22nd Annual Gala Affair

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2015GalaInviteThe 22nd Annual Gala Affair–“Swinging London” is set for April 25, 2015.  The sights and sounds of London of the 60s will come alive at Sioux Historic Pavilion in Ortonville, MN.  Social Hour begins at 5:30 with complimentary lagers, ciders, wines, pub grub and a D.I.Y. Photo Booth.  Special thanks to Ortonville Hardware Hank and ProImage Partners for helping us bring you there!

The buffet meal will begin at 7:00 and will feature Prime Rib served with Au Jus and a Horseradish Sauce, Stuffed Pork Loin with Ale Sauce, Herbed Roasted Baby Red Potatoes, Baby Dilled Carrots, Green Beans Almandine.  Dessert will be fabulous as well–each table will have it’s own Red Velvet Union Jack Cake baked by idreamCakes  of Madison.

Raffle tickets will be on sale for a $2,500 Vacation Getaway which will be drawn for that evening.  Tickets will be $10 each and will be on sale soon.

During the evening’s program, a short video produced by Lee & Jeanie Kanten will be presented–a true testimonial to how the Big Stone Health Care Foundation has had an impact on the people of the Ortonville area.

Artists' Rendering of "The Britins"
Artists’ Rendering of “The Britins”

The big ‘shoe’ (Ed Sullivan–kids, look him up!) of the evening is the group who started the British Invasion here in the states–the Beatles–as performed by The BriTins!  The Britins were formed in 1977 – making them one of the first Beatles tribute bands in the United States. Based in the Milwaukee, WI area, the group’s popularity had them touring in over 250+ shows per year throughout North America. The group has shared the stage with many performers, including Hermans Hermits, Turtles, Grass Roots, Buckinghams, Tommy James, and Frankie Valli. The Britins perform the top Beatles hits and album cuts from every ‘Beatles’ album. Their respect for authenticity to the Fab Four is their top priority and it shows through their unique replications of costumes and suits originally worn by The Beatles.

Invitations will be in the mail next week, but reservations can be made now by calling Sally at 320-839-4135; Megan at 320-839-4194 or emailing Sally.Rakow@oahs.us or Megan.Grabow@oahs.us.  On-line registration will be offered soon, but on-line payment is available now.   Cost is $50 per reservation which includes Social Hour, buffet, entertainment, tax and gratuity.  All proceeds benefit the Big Stone Health Care Foundation in its mission to secure funds for the maintenance and expansion of health care for the people of the Ortonville area.

The Gala Committee consists of Barb Ash, Michelle Botker, Megan Grabow, Kristi Delage, Marilyn Hanson, Patty Haukos, Cheryl Hausauer, Hillary Henrich, Patti Holtquist, Kristi Ninneman, Lisa Ross, Mary Ross, April Staehling, Jayne Stecker, Heather Tietjen, Sarah Tollackson, Cindy VanDover and Barb Voecks.