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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Covenant Hospice 3rd Annual Garden Gala


Covenant Hospice is delighted to announce the 3rd Annual Covenant Hospice Garden Gala. The 2008 Garden Gala will be held on Saturday, September 20th at the National Guard Armory in Marianna. Guests will enjoy a whimsical evening as they wander serene garden paths, admire beautiful garden art, listen to lively entertainment, participate in silent & live auctions and dine on savory cuisine. This annual event is renowned for the hand painted benches and chairs that local artist design and fabricate. For the third year, Covenant Hospice has provided local artists with custom constructed wood garden furniture to be transformed into exquisite pieces of art. This year, artists had the choice of a bench, swing or Adirondack chair to transform into their canvas. The furniture was constructed by JCARC, under the leadership of Mr. Joe Shores. Tickets for the Garden Gala are available now for $40 per individual or $75 per couple.
The 2008 Garden Gala has received an outpouring of support from the local business community. The Platinum Sponsors are: Graceville Correctional Facility/ The GEO Group, In Memory of Jeffrey Cade "Wheeler" Shouppe and Northwest Florida Community Hospital. The Gold Sponsors are James & Sikes Funeral Homes, Jackson Hospital, Kent Construction, Sun Trust, Wal-Mart of Marianna, Wal-Mart of Chipley and Waste Management. The Silver Level Sponsors are Buckin’ Bingo, In Memory of Cecil Sandifer, Rahal-Miller Chevrolet Buick, Gulf Medical, Alltel Business Sales Rep- Kara Allgood, Bank of Bonifay and Woodall’s Total Comfort Systems, Inc. The Underwriting Sponsors are Anderson Columbia, City of Marianna and West Florida Electric Co-op. Covenant Hospice is so thankful to each business and individual that has contributed to this event.
Proceeds from this breathtaking gala will benefit Covenant Hospice’s Marianna Branch which provides special care to patients and their loved ones in Jackson, Holmes, Calhoun and Washington county areas. The need for Covenant Hospice to serve persons with life-limiting illnesses and their families is growing rapidly. Covenant Hospice’s services are based on need and not the ability to pay.
For more information about the Garden Gala, please contact Jennifer Griffin at 850.482.8520, 888.817.2191 or email To learn more about the compassionate services of Covenant Hospice visit

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