August 6, 2014

Mercy Service League’s 2014 Harvest Ball to benefit Mercy General Practice Dental Residency Endowment Fund

Mercy Service League, which supports Mercy Medical Center, through friendship, fellowship and fundraising, will hold its 2014 Harvest Ball Saturday, October 11, at the Canton Memorial Civic Center Auditorium. Joe L. Carpenter, D.M.D., oral maxillofacial surgeon, who currently serves on Mercy Medical Center’s board of directors, has been named honorary medical staff chair of this event to benefit Mercy General Practice Dental Residency Endowment Fund.

This year’s Harvest Ball theme, It’s a Mod, Mod World, will surround guests with colorful nostalgia. The Canton Memorial Civic Center Auditorium will be fully transformed into an elaborate “groovy” venue for fine dining, dancing and fun. Harvest Ball 2014 will bring party-goers an energetic, “flower-power” filled evening, with no auction, no program and no wallets required during the Mercy Service League’s signature event. Highlights of the Harvest Ball include the drawing for the $10,000 cash raffle winner.

“Mercy General Practice Dental Residency Endowment Fund has greatly benefitted the community for the past six years,” says Dr. Carpenter. “My wife Debbie and I believe in the importance of supporting Mercy Dental Services. I encourage members of the medical and dental staff, as well as the community, to make reservations and join us for a great cause and an exceptional evening.”

In addition to serving on the hospital’s board of directors, Dr. Carpenter has served as an instructor in Mercy’s General Practice Dental Residency Program since its inception. He was a member of the advisory group that assisted in the creation of the residency program and has also served as founding chief of the section of dentistry for Mercy Medical Center. Dr. Carpenter is active in the Stark County Dental Society (past president), and holds membership in the Ohio Dental Association and American Dental Association.

Harvest Ball event chairs Tina Linz and Christine Ridgway serve on the board of directors of the Mercy Service League. Individual dinner tickets are $175 each. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 330-430-2750.

About Mercy Service League
The mission of the Mercy Service League is to support the ideals and philosophies of Mercy Medical Center and the ministry of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine through friendship, fellowship and fundraising. Mercy Service League members provide service, outreach and education within the medical center and the community.

Mercy Medical Center is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.


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