Second Annual MHCO Gala – Theme:  “Hats Off to MHCO Elders”
Date:  October 12, 2023
Time:  6:00 PM
Location: Ebenezer Mennonite Church
Catered by:  Henry’s Restaurant
Menu: Baked Sirloin Tips, Boneless Chicken Breast, Glazed Carrots, Green Beans,
Mashed Potatoes, House Salad, Dinner Rolls, Cheesecake
Attire:  Wear your favorite hat!
Dinner – Raffle – Silent Auction – Live Auction
To Benefit the MHCO Benevolent Care Fund
Special guests: TBD

Raffle Prizes

Bluffton YMCA – Family Pass ($497 value)
Pandora-Gilboa Schools 2023-24 Sports Pass ($300 value)
Bluffton Schools 2023-24 Sports Pass ($300 value)
Gordon Food Services Gift Cards ($200 value)
Southgate Lanes Bowling Gift Card ($300)
KOI Auto Parts – Three Oil Changes ($120 value)
The Dough Hook Gift Card ($20 value)
New Leaf Garden Center – 6 Yards of Mulch ($287 value)
Kira’s Flippside Grill Gift Card ($200 value)
Stratton Greenhouses Mums ($175 value)
Ellerbrock Spine & Soft Tissue Gift Certificates ($250 value)
Lima Symphony Orchestra Tickets (? value)

Purchase Admission/Dinner Tickets by clicking HERE!

Purchase Raffle Tickets by clicking HERE!

Corporate, Church and Family Sponsorship Opportunities

Support the second annual MHCO Fundraising Gala.  Not only will your sponsorship enhance the success of the event and provide visibility to your organization, but it will also provide greater quality of life for residents who call MHCO home.  To sponsor this event, contact Ryan Gathard at or at 937-683-6540.

Sponsorship Levels:

$3,000+ Platinum Level:

  • Sponsorship and Logo provided on the invitation
  • Recognition on the MHCO Facebook Page
  • Acknowledgment on the Benevolent Care Fundraiser website and at event
  • 6 Meal and 12 Raffle Tickets to attend dinner gala

$2,000+ Gold Level:

  • Recognition on the MHCO Facebook Page
  • Acknowledgment on the Benevolent Care Fundraiser website and at event
  • 6 Meal and 6 Raffle Tickets to attend dinner gala

$1,000+ Silver Level:

  • Acknowledgment on the Website
  • 3 Meal and 3 Raffle Tickets to attend dinner gala

$150-$999 Partner Level:

  • Business name listed as a supporting partner during our event


Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors:

Plante Moran

Water Equipment Company
Hometown Pharmacy

A To Z Portion Control Meats, Inc.
Armor Fire Protection
Gary and Betty Augsburger
Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center
Bluffton Paving, Inc.
Bluffton Stone Company
Chiles-Laman Funeral Home
Citizens National Bank
County Electric
Family Eye Care Clinic – Bluffton
First National Bank
GROB Systems
McGohan Brabender
Putnam Co. HomeCare and Hospice
Pandora Flooring
Premier Bank
Select Rehabilitation
Lorrinda Smith Realty
Don and Dima Snyder


Participate in one of our raffles for excellent prizes, or the Silent or Live Auction!  Prizes already announced can be found below, and tickets can be purchased online or in person at the Mennonite Memorial Home or Maple Crest.

Raffles: Tickets are available online, at each MHCO location and also will be available at the event. Tickets are 1 for $10 or 3 for $25.  You do not need to be present to win. Please contact Joan LoBianco at 419-358-1015, ext. 100 if you would like to purchase tickets or have questions about the Raffle.

Silent Auctions:  Those present at the event will have the opportunity to bid on each of these items during a Silent Auction.  Winners will be announced at the end of the event.

A live auction will take place during the event that is open to those present only.