VNA to host hypnotist at dinner show
SHAMOKIN - VNA Health System will host a dinner show featuring master hypnotist Michael Blaine, Saturday, March 23, at Masser's Banquet Hall, Paxinos.
The dinner show kicks off an important celebration for VNA, said Joseph Scopelliti Jr., president and CEO.
"We are celebrating 100 years of community-based service providing home and hospice care," he said. "In this day and age, many healthcare companies are finding it hard to survive the hardships of our current economy. The VNA Health System continues to flourish, and our 100th anniversary is definitely something to celebrate."
The evening will begin with a meet and greet followed by dinner and the show. Blaine is well-known across the country, and his dynamic antics and hilarious suggestions to participants will fascinate and engage the audience.
"The dinner show promises to be quite entertaining, and is suitable for people of any age," said Jessica A. Trell, director of business development.
Also, a silent auction will also be conducted.
"As a non-profit healthcare organization, we do our best to provide quality, cost-effective services for our patients," she said. "So proceeds from the dinner show and silent auction will benefit our cardiac and Telehealth programs."
"We are very fortunate to have the support of our community," said Scopelliti. "I'd like to thank our sponsors, thus far, for assisting us in our endeavors to bring an event of this caliber to the region."
Sponsors include Geisinger Health System/Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital, platinum sponsor; Assist Home Care Inc., and Shamokin Carbons, silver; Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School and Mountain View: A Nursing and Rehabilitation, bronze; Ava Care Inc., appetizer sponsor, and East End Auto Sales, sponsor.
Trell said VNA is still accepting sponsorships, including table sponsors, and donations of silent auction items.
Items up for grabs during the silent auction include sports memorabilia, art work, jewelry, sporting event tickets and more.
Trell stated the dinner show is the first of several events planned to engage the community in some fun while celebrating VNA's anniversary milestone. Other events include an art show, Kids Day, anniversary gala and a 5K run/walk. The organization's annual golf tournament, health fair and butterfly release are planned as usual, too.
"We want our community to know we are committed to our mission, and to serving the sick and injured through the next century."
The dinner show is open to the public, but reservations are required. Reservations are $35 per person and $60 per couple. For more information, call 648-8989.