Black & White Charity Ball is this Saturday

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

BERRYVILLE -- The Black and White Charity Ball is celebrating its 10th year anniversary this year in Carroll County.

The Black and White Charity Ball will be held at the 1886 Crescent Hotel on Saturday, Feb. 23 and will include dinner, auction, live entertainment and a few surprises.

The ball is meant to raise money to support the needs of Mercy Hospital Berryville, including equipment, programs, services and capital ventures.

A report from the Arkansas Hospital Association shows that that Mercy Hospital Berryville is the fifth-largest employer in Carroll County. Money from employees's salaries is spent locally on all sorts of items in the community including groceries, clothing, mortgage payments, rent and fuel.

An impact report from 2011 says Mercy and its suppliers spent $2.4 million in the Berryville area and more than $290,000 was contributed for charity care.

Kristy Estrem, president of Mercy Hospital Berryville said, "Mercy not only wants to provide quality health care to this community, we continually strive to be viewed as a health resource by educating the community on how to maintain a healthier lifestyle and improve their quality of life."

"Mercy places great emphasis on being a strong community partner that provides stability to our local economy," Estrem said.

For information or ticket reservations call the Foundation Office at 870-423-5245.

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