(12-6-19) The MED Foundation of Mercer Health hosted more than 400 people at the annual Mercer Health Charity Ball on November 16 at Romer’s Catering in St. Henry. Guests enjoyed an elegant Enchanted Forest themed evening, complete with a cocktail social, a three-course meal and live entertainment.

Live acoustic music was performed by Roger DeMange during the event’s cocktail social. A tap performance by dancers from Boyd Dance Studio began the after-dinner entertainment, followed by a performance by singer Jimmi Kilduff. The finale featured contortionist Elena Sanders. Live music by cover band Brena rounded out the evening’s entertainment.

In conjunction with the Charity Ball, an onyx black 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe was given away in a 1,000 ticket reverse raffle. Linus Post of Coldwater held winning ticket number 674.

This year marks the fifth anniversary for the Charity Ball since its reintroduction in 2015. Over the last five years, the event has raised nearly $500,000 in support of the Sanderell Family West Wing at Mercer County Community Hospital.

Deb Hemmelgarn, MED Foundation director and event chairperson

“The MED Foundation is so grateful for the community’s continued support. The Mercer Health Charity Ball would not be possible without the continued support of our many generous sponsors and the dedication of the talented committee who plans the event each year.”


Sponsors for the 2019 Charity Ball included:

Diamond Sponsors
Community Sports & Therapy
Romer’s Catering

Sapphire Sponsors
Briarwood Village & Celina Manor
Homan, Inc.
The Messenger Press
John & Kathy Spoltman

Emerald Sponsors
Drs. Amaran, Roode, Snow & Vanan
Drs. Mark Brown & Ed Hosbach
Buschur Feeds & Leugers Insurance
Celina Moose Lodge #1473
Celina Tent
Coldwater Dental, Inc.
DRI Rubber
Four U Packaging
Finkes, Hemmelgarns & Siefrings
Lester & Dolores Hartings Family
Hazelnut Coffee Company
Howell, Gast-Schlater & Co., L.P.A.
Dr. Rajendra Kakarla
Roger & Lisa Klenke
Lamm’s Insurance Agency
Mercer Health Friends & Family
Midwest Emergency Physicians Services & Grand Lake Eye Care
Midwest Rebuilds
Moeller Trucking
Otterbein St. Marys SeniorLife
The Peoples Bank Co.
Preferred Insurance Center
Ken Puthoff Family
Puthoff & Friends
R Design & Marketing
RB Advertising
RCS Construction
Jesse & Karen Rose
Schleucher Law Firm
St. Henry Dental
The St. Henry Bank
St. Henry Football Coaches
Dr. Eric Seward
Stachler Concrete
Stammen Insurance
State of the Heart Care
Tailspin Brewing Co.
The Wennings
Drs. Jonathan & Michelle Winner

Specialty Sponsors
Cooper Farms, Entertainment Sponsor
Floral Reflections, Floral Décor Sponsor
Wabash Mutual Telephone Company, Cocktail Social Sponsor
St. Henry Tile Co., Inc., Dessert Sponsor
Bella’s Italian Grille, Signature Cocktail Sponsor
Sycamore Management, Hors D’ouvres Sponsor
Celina Eagles 1291, Photography Sponsor
Niswonger Performing Arts Center, Signature Gift Sponsor
Moorman, Harting & Company, Raffle Supervision Sponsor
Moeller Brew Barn, Craft Beer Sponsor
Garmann/Miller Architects-Engineers, Valet Sponsor
Second National Bank, Snack Bar Sponsor

Other supporting Sponsors
Benanzer Nursery
Coldwater Custom Trim & Millwork
Kline Timber Company
Liberty Wayne Electric
NKT Productions
Schmitz Enterprise
Setex, Inc.

Charity Ball Committee

Vennila Amaran
Danielle Dues
JoAnn Hartings
Deb Hemmelgarn
Jaime Hawk
Connie Hein
Sharon Hibner
Stacy Klosterman
Mindy Kremer
Lindsey Moeller
Morgan Post
Liz Schmackers
Kathy Speelman
Nycky Stammen
Dee Uhlenhake
Mandy Wendel
Becca Wenning
Mary Lou Wenning
Kristen Wynk

More information about the event, including photos, can be found at mercerhealthyliving.mercer-health.com.