A Taste of Paris Comes to Medina


Friends and business leaders in the Medina community gathered to celebrate the arrival of spring by enjoying the tastes, sights and sounds of Paris, the City of Lights! Medina in the Springtime, Parisian Nights, presented by Huntington Bank and the Sandridge Food Corporation, was held at The Blue Heron Brewery and Event Center on Friday, April 12. The fundraiser benefited HMC Hospice of Medina County.

As guests arrived for cocktail hour, they strolled down a festive Parisian street, complete with a stunning ice sculpture of the Eiffel Tower, a juggling mime from Wizbang!, a caricature artist and live music from strolling violinist Mary Beth Ions.

The Ballroom evoked a charming French marketplace. Following opening remarks from President and CEO Bill Finn, guests enjoyed an elegant sit down dinner. A dance troupe from Inlet Dance Theatre, one of the region’s most exciting professional contemporary dance companies, captivated the audience with their imaginative performance of a piece called “Ascension.” Throughout the evening, attendees bid on a variety of Silent Auction prizes donated by generous local businesses.

A highlight of the evening was a testimonial provided Michael Sandridge, Vice President of Food Service Operations at Sandridge Food Corporation and a member of the Event Committee. Michael shared his personal account of the compassionate care HMC Hospice of Medina County provided to his mother and entire family.  

“During the final two weeks of my mother’s life, hospice was there for us. We were so fortunate to have the kind of people who knew what to do to make her comfortable. We didn’t need to worry about a thing and there’s a family of four. The support they provided was awesome,” he said.

All proceeds from the evening will stay in Medina County benefiting community services and patients and families cared for by HMC Hospice of Medina County. We are grateful to everyone for their support!

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