Harvest Ball 2014

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

Mercy Service League will hold its 2014 Harvest Ball on Saturday, October 11, inside the Canton Memorial Civic Center Auditorium. Joe L. Carpenter, DMD, oral maxillofacial surgeon, who currently serves on Mercy Medical Center’s Board of Directors, has been named honorary medical staff chair of the highly anticipated event, which benefits the Mercy General Practice Dental Residency Endowment Fund. Christine Ridgway and Tina Linz are Mercy Service League event chairs.

This year’s Harvest Ball theme, It’s a Mod, Mod World, will dazzle 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. Cocktails will begin at 6:00 p.m. with dinner at 7:00 p.m. Attire is cocktail or mod (1960s)/black-tie optional. Individual dinner tickets are $175 each. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 330-430-2750. 

For more event or sponsorship information, visit http://www.cantonmercy.org/harvest-ball-2014 or contact the Mercy Development Foundation at 330.430.2750 or foundation@cantonmercy.org


“The Mercy General Practice Dental Residency Endowment Fund has greatly benefited 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 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. A graduate of East Canton High School, he currently lives in North Canton with his wife, Debbie.  

Harvest Ball event chairs Tina Linz and Christine Ridgway serve on the Mercy Service League Board. A Canton native, Linz is an R.N. for Mercy Medical Center Hospice. She has been a member of Mercy Service League since its reformation, and has served on various committees. Linz assisted with the development of the Stark County Hunger Task Force Guest Sommelier Night and continues to remain a key leader for the event, which is now in its eighth year. She is also a member of the Stark County Medical Auxiliary. Ridgway is principal and lead designer of Empire Designs Interiors and Events Studio.  She is a past president of Mercy Service League, past president for the Interior Design Society of Northeast Ohio and has been involved in numerous community projects, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Battered Women’s Shelter Auction.  
                
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. Service League members provide service, outreach and education within the medical center and the community. For more information on joining Mercy Service League, call 330-430-2750.

Mercy Medical Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, operates a 476-bed hospital serving Stark, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties and parts of Southeastern Ohio. It has 620 members on its Medical Staff and employs 2,500 people. Mercy operates outpatient health centers in Alliance, Carroll County, Jackson Township, Lake Township, Louisville, North Canton, Plain Township and Tuscarawas County. A Catholic hospital, Mercy Medical Center upholds the mission and philosophy of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and continues to be responsive to the needs of the community. For more information, see cantonmercy.org.

Starts: Saturday, October 11, 2014 6:00 PM
Ends: Saturday, October 11, 2014 11:00 PM
Location: Canton Memorial Civic Center, Canton, OH
Ministry: Mercy Medical Center

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