Ron and Jill Gala 2016While the northeast had predictions of snow, wind, and hail for the weekend, it held off on Saturday April 2, for the Hospice annual spring gala with mild temperatures!

Ron and Jill Barton and Barton Chevrolet Cadillac, long-time Hospice supporters, were honored at the gala and 325 guest attended. From duck shaped pasta to watering cans filled with shrimp, Michael Bonura and his staff at Anthony’s Pier 9 did an amazing job once again.  The cocktail area was decorated with hanging rain boots, watering cans, wheelbarrows filled with fresh flowers, and multi-colored umbrellas.  All enjoyed the refreshments at the bubble bar and were treated to a professional photograph and pewter umbrella lapel pin. Special thanks to Michael Bonura for creating the “mock” Barton Chevrolet Cadillac auto dealership.  It looked spectacular displaying all of the battery operated Cadillac-style child wheelers for purchase as auction items.

David Recine of Flowers by David Anthony decorated the ballroom with hanging umbrellas simulating dripping water with crystals.  All appreciated the watering can centerpieces on the tables, enjoyed dancing to the music of the EPICSOUL Band, and as all are accustomed to, the fine dining at AP9.

Hospice was both proud and privileged to honor Ron and Jill as this special couple has been deeply committed to Hospice and the success of the organization for many years.  When Jill spoke at the gala, she reminded all that while we are all busy living, death is foreign to most of us, and so the services Hospice provides is critical in helping families with end-of-life care for their loved ones. She and Ron are very appreciative of the care and services Hospice provides.

Because of the continued support of our auction donors, sponsors and supporters, the Hospice annual gala continues to be a huge success and this year alone, it netted the organization more than 114,000! This happens because of you.

To see photos from our wonderful gala, view the Gala 2016 Photo Gallery