Shaping and developing health care in Kings County is a community effort. It requires partnerships with community members for the enhancement of services, renovation of buildings and touching of lives. Overseeing and encouraging charitable relationships between the hospitals and clinics and the community is the role of the Foundation.
The Kings Regional Health Foundation's 25th annual charity Gala will feature up-and-coming Hanford band Poor Man's Poison.
The local band was named the "Best New Act in Country Music" by the Nashville Texaco Country Showdown, beating more than 50,000 competitors from throughout the United States. Past winners include Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Billy Ray Cyrus and Brad Paisley.
Poor Man's Poison's music is far from traditional country with acoustic songs on bluegrass instruments influenced by rock, folk and reggae. They've performed at celebrity events for The Sundance Film Festival, The Academy Awards and The MTV Music Awards. They also made history in Hanford, becoming the first local band to sell out the historic Hanford Fox Theater twice.
"We're looking forward to having a local band as our entertainment this year" said Jill Caviezel-Hoots, Kings Regional Health Foundation director of Philanthropic Development. "This is an excellent opportunity for community members to support local health care while enjoying an amazing performance."
The Gala raises thousands of dollars every year to benefit health care services in Kings County. Last year, the Gala helped to raise over $105,000.
This year's event will be held Thursday, Sept. 26, at the John and Victoria Tos residence in Hanford. The semi-formal event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a formal outdoor dinner catered by Vintage Press Restaurante at 7 p.m. The performance and live auction will begin shortly after.
For additional information about sponsorships, donations or dinner and show tickets, please call the Foundation office at 559-589-2383. The event is open to the public. Reserve seats quickly; previous Galas sold out months in advance.
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