“Christmas in Nashville” ticket deadline, today

Christmas Nashville

Christmas in Nashville, a charity gala to raise funds for the purchase of Long Term Upgrades and equipment, as well as equipment for Acute Care at the Three Hills Health Care Centre, will be held Saturday, December 2 at the Trochu Hall.

The Three Hills Health Initiative, in partnership with the Three Hills Health Care Centre Auxiliary Society, will be hosting this fundraiser.

After dinner there will be entertainment by Cowboy Poet BJ Smith.

BJ is an experienced horse trainer, riding coach, packer, mountain guide, clinician, survival expert and Canadian Ski Patrol Instructor. He developed and instructs ‘The Wilderness Wrangler’ Outdoor Course at Olds Agricultural College, which focuses on back country horsemanship skills. President of the Alberta Cowboy Poetry Association, recipient of the Academy of Western Artists Will Rogers Award and National Cowboy Poetry Rodeo Silver Buckle recipient, his professional and comical performances have been featured at Cowboy Poetry gatherings and festivals across western Canada and the USA. BJ is the author of three books, a CD and is often featured on radio and television.

Champion Auctioneer Jon Radcliffe will call the live auction that features items such as a recliner chair, four meters of concrete, a Calgary Flames/ Hotel December 16 package, a snow blower, barbequed dinner for 10, a smoker, a three purse auction and a “best table” auction. There will also be loads of silent auction items.

There will also be two raffles held. First prize: $5,000 trip Voucher and Second prize is a $1,000 Voucher or Cash.

Proceeds from the event will go towards equipment needed at the health care centre:

- Furniture for various areas and Oxygen concentrators, at a cost of approximately $50,000.

- Infant/Pediatric portable monitor. This equipment allows for comprehensive assessment of patient vitals at a glance or during transport, and used for labour and delivery and in emergency departments. Cost is approximately $15,000.

Until 4 pm, Wednesday, November 29, raffle tickets are still available from the event chairman Al Campbell. Raffle tickets will also be on sale at the event.