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MHCO’s Inaugural Gala – “GAME DAY”

October 13, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Our inaugural Gala will include a variety of events which will support MHCO’s mission. You are cordially invited to join us at The Centre at Bluffton on October 13, 2022, at 6:00pm.   All proceeds from the Gala will help us continue our mission. We are excited to host this event filled with excellent silent auction items and experiences, a live auction of desserts from our Service Group Member congregations, and some amazing raffle prizes. See the reverse side for more information.  There will some special guests including emcee Big Dave from 100.5 WKXA, Bluffton University mascot J. Denny Beaver and welcome music to help set the fun tone by the Bluffton High School Marching Band.  You won’t want to miss this!  We give thanks for the businesses and families who provided prizes and sponsorships. In particular we want to thank Stan and Jo Clemens and Plante Moran as Platinum Sponsors.

Dinner and raffle tickets can be purchased at the front desk of any of the MHCO campuses or tickets can be purchased using the QR Code below or by going to https://mhcoliving.org/ways-to-give/mhcogala/ for more information. Follow us on Facebook where we will be posting the list of prizes! Please tell your friends and family and thank you for your ongoing support of our mission and work.

Game Day Theme: Please come dressed in your favorite sport attire, hat or jersey.

Meal Tickets are $30.00.

“Game Day” dinner of Philly Steak, BBQ Smoked Chicken, Fried Potatoes, Macaroni Salad, Tossed Salad and Cookies and Brownies.

Raffle Prizes (Raffle tickets are $10 each or 5 for $45.00)

  1. BFR Family Pass ($497 value)
  2. P-G Rockets All Sports Season Tickets for 2 through Spring of 2023 ($300 value).
  3. Bluffton Pirates All Sports Season Tickets for 2 through Spring of 2023 ($200 value).
  4. Gordon Food Service Gift Card ($200 value)
  5. Southgate Lanes – 10 Coupons for 1 lane for up to 6 people with shoe rental ($300 value).
  6. Kira’s Flipside Grill –$200 Gift Certificate
  7. New Leaf Garden Center – 6 Yards of Mulch delivered to your home ($287 value).
  8. Airbnb @ Beth’s Bonus Place in Bluffton OH: Gift from Beth Boehr. A great place for your visitors to Bluffton to stay while in Bluffton. 2 nights may be used in combination with additional nights upon request based on availability ($192 value).
  9. Golf Pass for 4 – 18 Holes w/Cart at Bluffton Golf Club or Hidden Creek Golf Course ($160 value).

Raffle tickets can be assigned to one or more of the prizes above at the event. If you purchase raffle tickets, but are unable to attend the event, please contact Joan LoBianco at 419-358-1015, ext. 100 to designate which prize drawing you would like your raffle tickets entered into.  Tickets are available online, at each MHCO location and also will be available at the event. You do not need to be present to win.

Live Auction Items (go to https://mhcoliving.org/ways-to-give/mhcogala/ for details)

  • A selection of excellent desserts from Service Group Member congregations.
  • 7-Night stay in a 2-bedroom unit at any Diamond Resort in the Continental USA. (Min Bid $1,000)
  • Lake Erie Fishing Charter with Bryan Wheeler.  Bring up to 2 guests.  Weekday only, good for 1 year.  Boat, fishing pole and lunch provided. Participants will need a valid fishing license. Market value is $500+
  • Flight with local pilot Bill Suter (Experience for one person) Flight is typically 30 minutes. Passenger should be less than 6’ 2” tall and no more than 250 lbs.

Silent Auction Items (go to https://mhcoliving.org/ways-to-give/mhcogala/ for details)

  • Side of lamb (Grass fed – around 20 lbs.) Ray Person local owner
  • Wire Tree handcrafted by Headings Arts. Tree is 11” high, 8” wide, and 6” deep. The tree is #720 Corkscrew Willow 20. (Min bid: $80)
  • Hall Tree (Red Oak) handcrafted by Chris Moser (Min bid- $125)
  • Like new Howard Miller Sheldon Mantel Clock 635-127 – Americana Cherry with Quartz, Dual-Chime Movement (new $489)
  • Gift Basket from Shirley’s
  • Three-wheel bike – gift from George and Anita Lehman


October 13, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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The Centre at Bluffton
601 N. Main St.
Bluffton, OH 45817 United States
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