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20th Annual Hospital Gala Set for June 17th

May 19, 2017

Gala2017The 20th Annual Catch the Spirit Gala will be held on Friday, June 17 at the Swan Lake Resort.  Originally created to help raise funds for the Saint Joseph Health Center, the community’s response has been overwhelming.  With everyone’s help over $1 million have been raised to insure residents of the community receive quality healthcare and to build a state-of-the-art Emergency Center.

Kim Sult said, “Our efforts have brought the spirit of our community to life and made a difference to patients most in need in Marshall County.”

The Catch the Spirit Gala recognizes those in our community who embody these principals.  This year, instead of recognizing a single person, couple of group the committee decided to salute the Community Spirit Winners over the past 19 years.

1998 David Gibson, Dr. Gene & Vi Ward, Lovina Wesson

1999 Ellon Boos, Leonard & JoAnn Isban

2000 Delorres Kiefer, Rev. Dr. Ronald Liechty, John Oliver

2001 Dr. Kent & Judy Guild

2002 Will & June Irwin

2003 Bill & Betty Laramore

2004 Ron & Mary Gifford

2005 Dr. Lloyd France & Dr. James Rimel

2006 Gordon & Dot Taiclet

2007 Dr. Michael Deery

2008 Auxiliary of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center

2009 Jana & Jack Oliver family

2010 Charlie Eck

2011 Sam Schlosser

2012 Bud & Ajean Treat

2013 John J. Oliver

2014 Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ

2015 Emergency Department physicians & Staff

2016 Leonard Isban family, Culver Academies, M.C. First Responders

During an interview on WTCA Lynn Gee said over 200 patients who are uninsured or under-insured were seen in the Health Center in April and their food pantry handed out 71 bags of food that served 272 people.

Tickets for the Catch the Spirit Gala on Friday, June 17th are $100 each and can be purchased by contacting the Saint Joseph Health System foundation in Mishawaka at 574-335-4543 or email