The Annual Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) Foundation Signature event, a Wild,
Wild West-themed evening, drew a crowd of more than 400 people and raised
approximately $75,000 for the all-new OMC Women’s Center. The evening
of food, fun, and entertainment was held Sept. 28, at the historic West
Plains Opera House.
With this year’s venue change to the historic West Plains Opera House,
guests were treated to an event that encouraged festive mingling. Entertainment
on the main stage was provided the popular Ernie Biggs Dueling Pianos
with Anthony Garner on his guitar in the downstairs saloon, and an enjoyable
BBQ dinner was catered by Colton’s Steak House of West Plains.
An energetic live auction was hosted by Auctioneer Billy Sexton with exclusive
items being donated by local sponsors and spirited bidding by many attendees
which lead to almost $9,000 in contributions.
“We greatly appreciate the support the community has for the Foundation’s
Signature Event,” said Carol Silvey, Vice President for Advancement,
OMC Foundation. “Thank you to all those who donated auction items,
sponsored the event and, of course, to those who joined us for the evening.”
Proceeds from the Wild, Wild West event benefit the OMC Foundation’s
Building the Future Campaign, specifically for the new Women's Center,
and puts the campaign at just over the $3 million mark. “2019 was
a fun event with a new venue, different entertainment features, and great
sponsors! We had such a great time, we’re already planning the 2020
Signature Event,” said Silvey.
The Ozarks Medical Center Foundation, established in 1998 as a not-for-profit
501(c)(3) with a local board of directors, serves as a liaison between
the donor and OMC to assist the hospital in providing excellent healthcare
to the communities it serves. For more information or to make a gift to
the OMC Foundation, please call 417-853-5200.