While Adam and Eve may not have had such great end results in the Garden of Eden, the Benefit Ball guests and beneficiary recipients were most fortunate in the endeavors of those who put on the 2016 Maury County Benefit Ball.
The 2016 theme for Maury County's Benefit Ball was the Garden of Eden, with the beneficiaries of this year's March 5 event being aMuse'um Columbia's Childrens Museum and the Women's Center Fund of Maury Regional Healthcare Foundation.
With a record-setting auction this year and overall results to be outstanding, the two local beneficiaries should see a great amount of funding toward each of their operations, thanks to the efforts of a host of ladies, gentlemen and sponsors who made the event a success for the hundreds of patrons attending.
Mr. and Mrs. Andy Marshall's donation to the Silent Auction helped make it
one of the Benefit Ball's most successful to date.
The gala was held at the Memorial Building on W. 7th Street, with Joe Evans serving as the Master of Ceremonies. The evening began at 6:00 p.m. for cocktails and the opening of the Silent Auction. At 6:45 the Lucille Queener Courtney Award was presented posthumously to Mr. Fred C. White. His daughter Carol Kilgore, son Ben White, and oldest Grandson Kyle Kilgore accepted the award on his behalf.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kilgore whose father, Fred. C. White, posthumously won the Lucille Queener Courtney Award.
The Lucille Queener Courtney Award was established in 1992 to recognize a Maury
County resident who has shown dedication to community service. The winner, Mr. White, was an active and benevolent community member, serving on the board of directors of numerous organizations, including the Maury County YMCA, Columbia State Community College Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maury County and many others.
Chairpersons Sarah Goins and Carly Holloway with their husbands Cody Goins and Bo Holloway.
Chairpersons of the 2016 Ball were Mrs. Sarah Goins and Mrs. Carly Holloway who thanked the Board, the many Volunteers, Sponsors and Underwriters for their contributions. Those people and organizations are listed below. The Silent Auction was chaired by Mr. Harvey Church and set up by Mrs. Carol Church, Mrs. Holly Dobbs, and aMuse'um volunteer and board member Mrs. Deysi Cook.
Dinner was presented by Al Dente Catering. Music and Dancing by the Nick Carver Band. Mrs. Nicole Houser made the centerpieces. Mrs. Terri Ross put together the entry way hall, with help from Mrs. Sheena Gentry, Mrs. Beth Kelley and Mr. Kyle Bratton of Rocky Top Outdoors.
Sponsors and volunteers who made the event possible are listed below.
Professional photographs were done by Sarah Linnea Photography, which can be viewed by clicking HERE.
Off the Duck's photographs were taken by Cara Smith and Holly Dobbs and can be seen by clicking HERE.
Community First Bank and Trust
First Farmers and Merchants Bank
Maury Regional Medical Center
Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Adams
Tennessee Aluminum Processors
Maury County Visitors Bureau
Smelter Service Corporation
McDonald’s of Columbia/Wolfe Enterprises
Northside Medical Professionals
Lucille Queener Courtney Friend:
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Moore
First Tennessee Bank
Heritage Bank and Trust
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Craft
Mr. Virgil H. Moore, Jr.
Ms. Elizabeth Queener
Sloan Ford Lincoln, Inc.
Mrs. Mickie DeHaven
Dr. and Mrs. Jerry Battles
Dr. and Mrs. J. Blair Butler
Honorable and Mrs. Thomas DuBois
Dr. and Mrs. Shawn Gentry
Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Lee Harris
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hickman
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Holloway
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Holloway III
Mr. and Mrs. Joey Houser
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Matyskiela
Mr. and Mrs. Tony Pogue
Dr. and Mrs. Rodney Poling
Mr. and Mrs. William Russell
Mr. and Mrs. Doug Sharp
Mr. and Mrs. J. Cliff Walker
Dr. and Mrs. Daniel West
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Williams
2016 EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS
Mrs. Blair Hickman- Chairperson
Mrs. Nicole Houser- Secretary
Mrs. Myra Sharp- Treasurer
Mrs. Sheena Gentry- Parliamentarian
Mrs. Kay Craft, Mrs. Anita DuBois
Mrs. Alice Williams, Mrs. Mickie DeHaven
Mrs. Carly Holloway, Mrs. Pamela Holloway
Mrs. Joanne Pogue, Mrs. Karla West
Carey Albright, Lisa Butler
Carol Church, Holly Dobbs, Deysi Cook
Sandy Finney, Karen High
Jane Anne Karp, Beth Kelley
Neelley King, Andy Marshall
Jessica Sweeney, Dinah Vire
Tammy Walker, Stephanie Webber
Board of Directors Foundation Board of Directors
Dawn Gray, Suzanne Estes
Sara Evans, Jill Fields
Megan Hill, Sarah Hoelscher
Joe Kilgore, John King
Terri Ross, Kayla Smith
aMuse’um and Maury Regional Hospital
Special Thanks/In Kind Sponsors
Lace and Company, Rocky Top Outdoors
Southern Athletic Fields, Lowe’s Home Improvement
Fernwood Garden Center, Tony and Mary Ruth Edwards
Kentucky Fried Chicken, Columbia Kappa Phi Delta Sorority
Sarah Linnea Photography, Kathleen and Caroline High
J.J.’S Barbeque, Jennifer Ball
Columbia Academy Junior girls, Juli Beck
Brooke Hensley, Emily McKnight
Sherwin Williams, Papa John’s
Westbury House - Julie Webster and Sarah Hoelscher, and
Special thanks to Helm’s Jewelry for donating the Lucille Queener Award.