The CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – SS Volunteer Auxiliary has made a $40,000 sponsorship donation to the 17th Annual Lights of Life Gala. This single gift was so large, that a new sponsorship level had to be created for the Volunteer Auxiliary. Platinum and Prairies seemed like the appropriate name of the sponsorship for this group. They are key to serving patients and their families as part of the front-line response group. The Volunteer Auxiliary also runs the gift shop and manages the soda machines.https://LOLGala2023.givesmart.comPhoto: The CMF-SS Volunteer Auxiliary has made a $40,000, Platinum and Prairies, sponsorship gift to the 17th Annual Lights of Life Gala. Accepting the gift on behalf of the Gala are Volunteer Chairs (l-r) Logan and Whitney Vaughan joined by Volunteer Auxiliary members, Cindy Day, Dorothy McCaig and Sandra Taylor. Photo: Auxiliary volunteers gather for a photo with Paul Harvey, CEO of CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs, who is seated on the right. Photo: CMF-SS CEO Paul Harvey (center) is photographed with the Gala Volunteer Chairs, Whitney (left) and Logan Vaughan (right) at a ceremonial check presentation.CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs will be a Tiaras and Tumbleweeds sponsor for the Hopkins County Health Care Foundation’s 17th Annual Lights of Life Gala. The LOL Gala proceeds will be used to purchase new critical care beds, inpatient therapy equipment, a portable X-Ray machine, all for use at CMF-SS, as well as fund a new impaired driver prevention class offered by the Hopkins County Hospital District’s EMS. Tickets are still available at
Photo: The Hopkins County Health Care Foundation thanks Alliance Bank for sponsoring the 17th Annual Lights of Life Gala scheduled for April 22. Alliance Bank representatives Tom Sellers (l), Jessica Kultgen (3rd from left), Keith Shurtleff (second from right) and James Law (r) present Gala Chairs Logan Vaughan (second from left) and Whitney Vaughan (third from right) with a check for the Gala.
Photo: Sharon (second from left) and Charles (l) Helm, owners of Clarion Pointe, have long been champions of the Hopkins County Health Care Foundation, having served as Gala chairs, volunteers, donors, Gala committee members, and on the Foundation Board. The Helms are joined by Whitney and Logan Vaughan, 2023 Gala Chairs, for a Lights of Life Gala sponsorship check presentation.
Photo: City National Bank’s (l) John Sellers and Don Sapaugh (r) present a ceremonial check recognizing the bank’s Hopkins County Health Care Foundation’s Lights of Life Gala sponsorship to Gala Chairs (center) Logan and Whitney Vaughan. Both Sellers and Sapaugh have served on the Foundation Board, the latter currently is serving a second appointment.
Photo: GSC Enterprises, Inc. and the McKenzie family are long-time supporters of the Hopkins County Health Care Foundation. Barbara McKenzie was even one of the visionaries who saw the need for such an organization. Continuing their support of the Foundation and Gala, GSC Enterprises, Inc. is a $20,000 Tiaras and Tumbleweeds sponsor for the 17th Annual Lights of Life Gala. Front Row: Ryan McKenzie, Diana Cotton, Mickey McKenzie, and Maleta Reynolds, chair of the Hopkins County Health Care Foundation Back Row: Kerry Law, Josh Hood, Steve Rutherford, Stephen Brewer, John Prickette, and David Burns
Photo: The Hopkins County Health Care Foundation expresses a very warm thank you to Dr. Chris and Katie Gallagher (photographed) and the Gallagher Family Foundation for their support of Hopkins County health care! The Gallagher Family Foundation is a $20,000 Tiaras and Tumbleweeds sponsor of the 17th Annual Lights of Life Gala. Tickets are available at https://LOLGala2023.givesmart.com
Photo: The Hopkins County Health Care Foundation appreciates all their partners in bringing state-of-the-art health care offerings to our local community. Thank you to Sunny Springs Nursing & Rehab for their $7,500 Bowties and Bandanas sponsorship gift to the 17th Annual Lights of Life Gala. Front Row: Dr Tom Selvaggi, Stephanie Stephens, Gala Co-Chair Whitney Vaughan, Amanda Yarbrough, Helen Rayborn, and Kyle Bennett. Back Row: Gala Co-Chair Logan Vaughan, Becky Vargas, Welda White, Linda Mobley, Debbie Chaney, Tina Fenimore, Karri Butts, Brittany Covington, and Becky Cady
Photo:A Texas-sized thank you to Chaney and Craig Johnson for their ongoing support of the Hopkins County Health Care Foundation! The Johnsons are $5,000 Pearls and Ponies sponsors for the 17th Annual Lights of Life Gala. Photographed with the big check are (l-r) Chaney Johnson, Gala Co-Chair Logan Vaughan, Gala Co-Chair Whitney Vaughan, and Craig Johnson.
Photo: Jay Hodge Chevrolet is a $5,000 Pearls and Ponies sponsor for the Hopkins County Health Care Foundation’s 17th Annual Lights of Life Gala to be held on April 22. This local business is also underwriting the Photo Booth which is always a fun attraction at the Gala. Gathering for the big check presentation are (l-r) Gala Co-Chair Logan Vaughan, Michael Shirley, Tyler Davison, Don Reed, Gala Co-Chair Whitney Vaughan, Scott Bryson, Bill Owens, Jodi Birdsong, and Mark Holcomb.
Photo: Circle E Western Wear and the Eddins family characterize the feel of Hopkins County. From hats and boots to the latest styles for men, women and children, they not only outfit the locals, but folks across the world. And they are helping the Hopkins Health Care Foundation fund the latest technology and offerings for local health care by sponsoring the 17th Annual Lights of Life Gala at the Pearl and Ponies $5,000 level. Pictured here are (l-r) Gala Co-Chair Logan Vaughan, Paul Eddins, Gala Co-Chair Whitney Vaughan, and John Eddins.
Photo: We finally got the Chad’s Media family in front of the camera! Thank you to Chad’s Media and Front Porch News for providing marketing and videography services in-kind to the Hopkins County Health Care Foundation’s 17th Annual Light of Life Gala and for loaning us Whitney and Logan! Representatives of Chad’s Media and Front Porch News: Christian Dicus, Chad Kopal, Cristie Kopal, Korey Hankins, Gala Co-Chairs Whitney and Logan Vaughan.
Photo: CBJ and Cooper Partlow & Associates are collaborating as a $5,000 Pearls and Ponies sponsor of the Hopkins County Health Care Foundation 17th Annual Lights of Life Gala. Thank you to Kelsey and Wes Cooper for supporting the Foundation and local health care! Photographed are (l-r) Kelsey Cooper and Gala Co-Chair Whitney Vaughan.
Contributed by Kayla Price. Reporting by Chloe Kopal