Posted in Foundation Events, February 25, 2008

A little bit of the “Big Easy” came to downtown Hillsboro recently, as local residents and business leaders gathered for a Mardi Gras-themed event to benefit community healthcare needs.

More than 200 people enjoyed a “bayou-bouncing” Saturday night for the annual Tuality Healthcare Foundation Dinner Dance.  Attendees and sponsors contributed more than $59,000 for the Jan. 26 gala at the Tuality Health Education Center, the highest fundraising total in the event’s 23-year history.

All funds raised go to help the Tuality Healthcare Foundation’s mission of supporting medical and educational projects and programs to benefit the health of people in western Washington County. 

“Our guests really enjoyed the dinner, the entertainment, and the New Orleans atmosphere,” said Cece Clitheroe, director, Tuality Healthcare Foundation.  “We are so appreciative of their generosity.  It was a good time for all, and a very good night for our community.”

Volunteer students from Century High School ably handled the server duties.  Portland’s own Jake’s Catering furnished the delicious food.  Live music was performed by “design,” a Northwest-based act that specializes in a variety of dance tunes.  And the “Jazz Tones” also provided live entertainment during the reception