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50 Years and Going Strong

Sep 5, 2017, 11:18 AM

Grinnell Regional Medical Center hosted a lively celebration in honor of its 50th anniversary. The Blue Jean Ball held Saturday, Aug. 2

6, gathered just over 225 friends of GRMC

Blue Jean Ball dancers

 for a night of fun, food, dancing and blue jeans.

By the end of the evening GRMC had raised almost $18,000 to purchase new medical and wellness equipment.

The evening’s entertainment was provided by TVK, a live band from Chicago.

“We have some truly wonderful friends,” says Denise Lamphier, director of communications and development. “We had a great planning committe

e of volunteers and staff help make this event special for our 50th anniversary. Everyone had a great time and we are excited to have received this generous support for our ongoing equipment needs.”

 Sponsors for the night were:

Headline Sponsors – Grinnell College

Blue Jean Ball stage

Couture – Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company

Boot Cut Sponsors – Michael & Susan Witt Foundation and Poweshiek Mutual Insurance Association

Stonewashed Sponsors – Grinnell Chamber of Commerce, The Claude 

W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation, and Vander Linden Construction, Inc.

Dark Blue Sponsors – Bikes To You, Community 1st Credit Union, Dr. David and Linda Cranston, First State Bank, Great Western Bank, Denise Lamphier and Charlie Clements, and Todd and Angela Linden.

Gift In-Kind Sponsors – Aramark, Grinnell Hy-Vee, and Stan McIlrath.

Blue Jean Ball silent auction tables with items

Friends enjoying the Blue Jean Ball