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HMC Foundation gala raises more than $38,000

  • Patty Talley stands to the left of a painting of her late husband, R. Kay Talley, at the Harrisburg Medical Center Foundation gala named for him. The portrait was painted by Barb Allen, retired Harrisburg High School art teacher.

    Patty Talley stands to the left of a painting of her late husband, R. Kay Talley, at the Harrisburg Medical Center Foundation gala named for him. The portrait was painted by Barb Allen, retired Harrisburg High School art teacher.
    Courtesy of Stephanie Susie Photography

  • Patty Talley, wife of Harrisburg Medical Center Foundation founder R. Kay Talley, is recognized at the gala.

    Patty Talley, wife of Harrisburg Medical Center Foundation founder R. Kay Talley, is recognized at the gala.
    Courtesy of Stephanie Susie Photography

  • Harrisburg Medical Center CEO Donald Hutson speaks at the gala. The event raised more than $38,000.

    Harrisburg Medical Center CEO Donald Hutson speaks at the gala. The event raised more than $38,000.
    Courtesy of Stephanie Susie Photography

 
Submitted by Courtney Drone, Harrisburg Medical Center
updated: 10/26/2018 11:05 AM

HARRISBURG -- On Oct. 13, the Harrisburg Medical Center Foundation hosted the first of what it intends to be an annual event -- the R. Kay Talley Gala at St. Stephen's on The Hill in Eldorado.

Mr. R. Kay Talley was the founder of the Harrisburg Medical Center Foundation and was an invaluable asset to all who knew him. He made it his mission to help Harrisburg Medical Center reach higher levels of excellence in medical care, outreach and education.

To honor him, the HMC Foundation board of directors hosted this gala in his memory and would like to thank everyone who helped make the event so successful. It is through the help of our sponsors, donations for both live and silent auctions, ticket sales, and all those who volunteered their services, venue and time that we were able to raise more than $38,000 that will be used toward providing the best health care services to the patients we serve.

Platinum Sponsors: Peoples National Bank.

Gold Sponsors: Farmers State Bank; Jim Hayes Inc.; Legence Bank and American Farm Mortgage; WKI; Banterra Bank; Southern Illinois Healthcare.

Silver Sponsors: Jordan Hicks, Country Financial; Williams & Associates Inc. and Lincoln Financial Advisors; Ayn Bartok, All In One Real Estate Co.; Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard.

Bronze Sponsors: Gary Walther, American Solutions for Business; Cameron Newbold, Edward Jones adviser; Clearwave Communications; Dean & Trudy West; Harrisburg Veterinary Clinic; Home Health Solutions; Molly Wilson Kasiar, Molly for State's Attorney; state Rep. Natalie Phelps Finnie; Steward Chiropractic Center, LLC; The Medicine Shoppe; Michael Tison, Tison Wealth Management.

Monetary donations: David & Lynda Clemmons; Heartland Mechanical Contractors; Linda Keepes; Joe & Mary Sue Ewing; HealthStream; Nanette Franks; Monty & Melinda Field; Becky Mitchell; Jack & Joan Harper; Randy Nyberg, Saline County Circuit Clerk; Dale Fowler, Fowler for Illinois State Senator; Linda Bramlet; Barbara Elliott; John & Gayla Gardner.

Auction Donors: Jeff Diederich, Speakeasy Liquors; Gordon & Linda Graves; SIU Salukis; Bob Oglesby; Barnes Lumber Company; Nick Hill, SIU Saluki head football coach; Auto Trim Mart; Dennis & Lynn Murphy; Andrew Daniels, Daniel's Landscaping; Jim Hayes Inc.; Gin Price, Mirage Salon; Steward Chiropractic Center; Wooded Hills Bar & Grill; the Dr. Doctor band; David & Trina Bartok; Hire Level; The Red Onion; Roger Tedrick; Shawneelink Communications; Walker & Charli Franks; Bristol Motor Speedway; Doug Robbins; Mary Sue Ewing; David Angelly Autobody; National Wild Turkey Federation; CURLEQ Salon; In My Spare Time Fabrications; Ballpark Village; City Museum of St. Louis; Fabulous Fox Theater; St. Louis Science Center; Harrisburg High School; Holiday World; Showplace Cinemas; The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis; Harrisburg Veterinary Clinic; Pickford's Flowers and Gifts; Auto Zone; O'Reilly Auto Parts; Sears; SI Workwear; Clark Natural Stone; Perfect Rooney's; Walmart; The Chocolate Factory; Silkworm Inc.; Nadine Williams, Flower Ridge Farm; the Chicago Cubs; Tractor Supply Company; Autumn Vinyard, One Fine Day Salon & Photography; EJ Detailing; Jessica Moss; Lindsey Atkins, doTERRA Oils; Mackie's Pizza; Perfect Solution Disposal; Shawnee Fitness; SI Inflatables; David Bradford Cleaning Services; Eldorado High School; CrossFit Little Egypt; Dinger Bats; Joyner Therapy Services; John A. Logan College; Justin Settle, DMD -- Settle Dental Group; Beam's Alarm; Schultz Plumbing; Southeastern Illinois College; Lance Lynn; Brandon Jacobs; Legence Bank and American Farm Mortgage; WKI; HMC Foundation; Rise Above It Bakery & Café; Jeri Lyn Joyner, CRAZE Concepts; Heartland Beef; Pleasant Valley Catering; Austin Dillon; Angela Rowe, Decorating Den; June Hayes, Dream Baskets; Hillary DeVisser.

Volunteers: Blake Wilson, HMC Foundation chairman; Charles Holland, HMC Foundation treasurer; HMC Foundation directors Jamie Hayes, Dr. Bric Steward, Rod Wallace, Tara Ferguson, Chris Street, Jeff Smith, Cameron Newbold and Tricia Johnson; Courtney Drone, HMC Director of Marketing and Foundation; Kendra Zirkelbach, HMC Foundation & Marketing Administrative Assistant; Jeri Lyn Joyner, Michelle Nolen and Sherri Flatt of CRAZE Concepts; Anna Martin; Jaqueline Scott; Tracey Brasel; Alex Watkins; Julie Metten; and the SIC Nursing Student Program.

The HMC Foundation would like to thank Wooded Hills Bar and Grill and Mark Jones, Koerner distributor, for providing bar services. Scott Stout and his staff did a fantastic job and it is always a pleasure working with Mark Jones. We would also like to thank The Red Onion for the delicious appetizers, main entree, and desserts for the evening. It was an absolute pleasure working with both Whitney Nugent and Shorty Nugent.

Thank you to Jeri Lyn Joyner of CRAZE Concepts for providing her decorating expertise. She had a vision of how the event should look and made it a reality, which turned out to be absolutely breathtaking.

The HMC Foundation would like to thank David and Trina Bartok, owners of St. Stephen's on The Hill for generously donating the use of their beautiful venue.

Stephanie Susie of Stephanie Susie Photography provided the event photos and we greatly thank her.

Barbara Allen painted a gorgeous painting of Mr. Talley that was presented to his wife, Mrs. Patty Talley, the evening of the event.

The event was very special to the HMC Foundation as it was in honor of a very special man, R. Kay Talley. Mr. Talley dedicated so much of his time to this Foundation and we will forever be grateful for him. The HMC Foundation board of directors would like to thank everyone who attended the event and helped make it a success.