MHCO Gala 2023 – October 12, 2023

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio will host their second annual Gala on October 12th, 2023.  This year’s theme will be “Hats Off To Our Residents”, and guests will be invited to wear their favorite hats, from beanies to ballcaps to fancy, we want to see them all. MHCO’s Gala is a fundraising event to benefit the Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio Benevolent Care Fund, which provides support to care for older adults who have outlived their resources.

Buy tickets online now by clicking here – or visit your nearest MHCO campus to purchase in person!

This event will take place at Ebenezer Mennonite Church Gym, 8905 Columbus Grove-Bluffton Rd, Bluffton, OH 45817 from 6 to 7:30 pm.  Guests will be treated to an amazing Gala Dinner including: Baked Sirloin Tips, Boneless Chicken Breast, Glazed Carrots, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, House Salad, Dinner Rolls, and Cheesecake.  Entertainment during the dinner event includes raffles, a silent auction, and a live auction.  Corporate, Church and Family sponsorships are available for the event.  Prizes are also still being collected for this event.

MHCO would like to thank Plante Moran for being a Platinum Sponsor for this event.  If you or your business or organization would like to contribute with a sponsorship or a prize, please contact MHCO at 419-358-1015.  In discussing the purpose of the event, Daren Lee shared, “MHCO is looking forward to our second Gala.  It serves our community well by enjoying a good meal, supporting a cause worthy of our generosity, and to also have some fun!  In general, we are seeing people live longer, more active lives – which is a good thing.  This can cause challenges when it comes to affording care, however, and people often think that Medicaid pays the full cost of long-term care.  In reality, elder care providers like MHCO typically are reimbursed only two-thirds of the cost of care, which is why we are focusing on the need for benevolent care support.  Please join us for an enjoyable evening and support the older adults we serve.  We have some really neat prizes and experiences that have been provided to support this effort.  We are looking forward to seeing you at the event!”

More information about sponsorship opportunities and a current listing of prizes can be found at

If you are interested in attending this event, you can purchase tickets now for the dinner, as well as the raffle tickets online at or at the front desk of each MHCO campus.  Tickets will be available until October 4th.  Tickets for the meal are available online for $30 each (plus online fees), or at the front desk of Mennonite Memorial Home, Maple Crest and Willow Ridge for $30 each.  Tickets for the raffles are available online for $10 each (plus online fees), or at the front desk of each MHCO campus for $10 each or 3 for $25.00.

MHCO would like to thank the Bluffton, Pandora and surrounding communities for their continued support and generosity over our 68 years of service.   MHCO’s Mission Statement is, “We are dedicated to being a Christ-centered community that promotes personal decision-making and purposeful living for each older adult served.”

For more information about the Gala, contact MHCO at 419-358-1015.