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Annual benefit success for Clara Barton Hospital Foundation
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Twenty-seven hats were entered into the Derby Hat contest at the 21st Annual Benefit for Clara Barton Hospital Foundation on June 13. Wearers were awarded prizes for Biggest, Most Fun and Outrageous, and Most Glamorous, along with Best Hat Overall. The live auction of the 21st Annual Benefit for Clara Barton Hospital Foundation on June 13 helped raise over $34,200 for the Foundation. The event included a golf tournament, dinner, Derby Hat contest, and a silent auction as well.

HOISINGTON — “This annual benefit brings the community together every year,” said Lois McLeland, vice president of the Clara Barton Hospital Foundation’s Board of Trustees. “Clara Barton Hospital is important for so many people, and they show it in grand gestures at the auction. It’s truly wonderful to see this type of support.”
The support did come in at the Clara Barton Hospital Foundation’s “Race to the Finish” 21st-annual Benefit – Golf Tournament, Dinner and Auction, June 13 in support of the Hospital’s Therapy Services and Laundry Expansion project, currently under construction in Hoisington.
The silent and live auctions posted big numbers, bringing over $34,200 to the Foundation. The monies raised every year are spent in support of a project at the Hospital. This year, the Foundation’s Board of Trustees is directing the funds to the Expansion Project.
“The growth of the Hospital is promising,” said Kara Boxberger, of Hoisington, volunteer and attendee at the benefit. “This event helps support that improvement and the success of Hoisington as a whole. It’s remarkable to have so many engaged.”
The benefit dinner was held at the Hoisington Knights of Columbus Hall and included the golf tournament awards ceremony, Derby Hat contest, and silent and live auction.
The Derby Hat contest brought 27 hats to be judged. Of those, Dorothy Fercking won the “Biggest” award, Ron Fercking won the “Most Fun and Outrageous” award, and Kristi Lovett took “Most Glamorous” and “Best Hat” awards.
The golf tournament included 24 teams, golfing in two flights for the four-man scramble at Lake Barton Golf Course. In a continual show of generosity, the winning golf teams of both flights donated their prize money to the Foundation. The tournament also included multiple contests. There were no hole-in-ones and the chipping contest declared two golfers the best chippers. Golfers competed for prizes for the longest drive, longest putt, the closest to the hole, and the straightest shot, in both men’s and women’s categories.

Golf Tournament Results
Champion Flight
First place ($200 and monogrammed polo shirts)
Clara Barton Medical Clinic Provider-sponsored team: Bruce Cooper, Mike Huddleston, Brad Boor, Norm Hickel
Second place ($100 and 1 dozen golf balls)
Hipp Farms: Chris Hipp, Scott Hipp, Casey Hubbard, and Kevin Haxton
Third place (1 dozen golf balls)
Mike Boys, Larry Westfall, Tom Swain, and Lon Palmer
First Flight
First place ($200 and monogrammed polo shirts)
Superior Essex #2: Jeff Williams, Tony Szot, Nathan Spare, and Ron Batchman
Second place ($100 and 1 dozen golf balls)
Dr. Tyler Schremmer, OD-sponsored team: Tyler Schremmer, Scott Klug, Tim Boxberger, and Kurt Schremmer
Third place (1 dozen golf balls)
St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center: Phil Kirmer, Dennis Sherman, Rich Linenberger, and Jared Smith
Longest Drive
Lance Hoopingarner
Longest Putt
Leonard Reed, men’s
Ann Palmer, women’s
Closest to the Hole
LeRoy McMullen
Straightest Shot
Doug Kaiser, men’s
Jana Reed, women’s
Chipping Contest
First - Lon Palmer
Second - Jeff Williams