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Hileman family gives 2013 Lighthouse

Community Health Professionals news

The family of the late Harvey C. Hileman will present a decorative lighthouse in honor of families served by Community Health Professionals’ Hospice, at CHP’s annual “Beacon of Hope” dinner/auction on Apr. 11, 6 p.m. at Willow Bend Country Club.

Hileman was a lifelong resident of Willshire. He was a member of Willshire Union United Methodist Church, a lifetime member of Moose Lodge 1311 in Decatur, Ind., the Sportsman Club in Willshire and the Willshire Volunteer Fire Department.

Hileman was cared for by CHP’s in-home and inpatient hospice programs prior to his passing in February last year at the age of 96.

The Hileman family’s lighthouse will be displayed at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center, along with those presented in past years. The lighthouse symbolizes the hope, comfort and support provided by hospice when a loved one is facing a life-limiting illness.

The Beacon of Hope dinner/auction is the main fundraising event for CHP’s hospice program and is an evening of remembrance and fun. It will be emceed by Rick Small, host of “The Wake Up Show” on Mix 98.1 FM in Defiance. Bob Gamble will conduct the auction.

The event includes both live and silent auction items and concludes with a cash raffle drawing for $500; $250 and $100 prizes. Tickets for the dinner/auction are $20 each and raffle tickets are $1 ea., six for $5, or 15 for $10. Tickets are available at Community Health Professionals, 1159 Westwood Drive in Van Wert. Deadline for dinner reservations is April 5.

Auction items include products and services, sports memorabilia, collectibles, tickets and dining, gift certificates, hotel stays, gift baskets, and more.

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POSTED: 03/29/13 at 6:47 am. FILED UNDER: News