Blue Jean Ball raises $60,000 for local health care
More than 570 in attendance
The Eighth Annual Blue Jean Ball drew a crowd of more than 570 people and
raised approximately $60,000 for local health care through the Ozarks
Medical Center Foundation. The evening of food, fun and entertainment
was held Sept. 24 at Risner Stables in West Plains.
“We greatly appreciate the support the community has for the Blue
Jean Ball,” said Ward Franz, Executive Director of the 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. Special
thanks to the Blue Jean Ball committee for their endless hours of work
to make the event special.” Committee members are: Nancy Franz,
Ann Marie Newberry, Phyllis Papp, Pam Ream, Melissa Smith, Gay Stover,
Joan Hanff, Karen Yarborough and Ward Franz.
The Blue Jean Ball committee would also like to thank the following volunteers
for helping make the event a success: Boy Scout Troup 61; Koshkonong FFA;
OMC Nutrition Services; OMC employees who worked the event; and Linda
Risner’s MSU-WP Agriculture students. The committee especially appreciates
Linda Risner of Risner Stables for allowing us to host this event at her
Proceeds from the event benefit the OMC Foundation, which uses the funds
for projects such as OB infant care, the OMC Foundation Endowment, OMC
Hospice, Heart Care Services, the OMC Cancer Treatment Center and building
and technology expansion projects.
The event included entertainment by The Vikki McGee Band, sponsored by
West Plains Bank and Trust and VALIC; the giveaway of a quarter carat
diamond and gemstones, courtesy of Carter’s Jewel Chest of Mountain
Home, Arkansas; 5/R Mini Buckers of Koshkonong; a mechanical bull; and
“The event was a huge success and we are already looking forward
to the Ninth Annual Blue Jean Ball in 2017,” Franz said.
For more information about the Blue Jean Ball or the OMC Foundation, call