Saturday, March 18, 2006

Sharing of the Green a Success!

Hundreds of festively dressed supporters of the Fayette CARE Clinic turned out St. Patrick's Day to raise funds for the new clinic. Dressed to the nine's the group enjoyed hors d'oeuvres, good company and dancing to a great band at Glendalough Manor.

The many generous party-goers made sure the title of the event, "Sharing of the Green," was appropriate! A live auction garnered much of the green, but the subsequent live auction tipped the balance. Bill McDonald, Peachtree City Jewelers, served as the charity auctioneer. As always, he did a superb job.

A week on the beach at a condo, donated by local podiatrist Greg Alvarez, netted a few thousand. One of Herschel Walker's jerseys netted close to a thousand. A signed NASCAR jacket raised almost as much as Walker's jersey. Numerous local businesses donated auction items including Gorilla Golf and Bike's Unlimited.

Piedmont Fayette Hospital has been working for a number of years to help make the Clinic a reality. Their support was evident at the event. The Hospital donated a number of items for auction including a table at the Amphitheater to see America. They also had a strong showing of attendees from the hospital.

The band was fantastic. They kept the crowd out on the dance floor throughout the evening. Unfortunately we missed the name of the group, but will make it a point to find it. If they are playing at any charity event, yours truly will find a way to wrangle an invitation.

Attendees included many local doctors, County Commission Chairman Greg Dunn, local celeb Hollis Harris and family, and other notables from the community. TCG Holdings and Glendalough Manor sponsored the event.

The Fayette CARE Clinic is slated to open sometime in April if renovations are completed. The clinic will provide free routine, non-emergency medical and dental services to resident of Fayette County without medical insurance and whose income is up to 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. Funding for the Clinic is based solely on support from the local community. All donations are tax deductible. For more information on the Clinic visit their website,

Fayette CARE Clinic, Inc.128 Sumner RoadFayetteville, Georgia 30214

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