Wednesday, August 28, 2013

State of the Heart Hospice Receives Check for $1,275

Gale Overholser is shown presenting a check to State of the Heart representative Jessica Winn. Others in the photo, left to right, are: Rhonda Dorsten, Richard Delk, fair president, Velma Campbell and Brian Rismiller, fair concert committee.
State of the Heart Hospice recently was the beneficiary of a silent auction held in Greenville in connection with the Great Darke County Fair. The “fair package” silent auction was promoted by The Early Bird newspaper. The winning bid was made by Darke County resident Gail Overholser.

“The person who won the prize was asked where they wanted the funds to go to,” explained Rhonda Dorsten, Advertising Manager for the Early Bird. Overholser chose State of the Heart Hospice, and the agency was presented with a check for $1,275. The fair auction was for two tickets to the Montgomery Gentry and Florida Georgia Line concert at the fair, a guitar signed by members of the Montgomery Gentry group, and a visit backstage with the performers. The check was presented by Dorsten and members of the Darke County Agricultural Society Board of Directors.

In making the choice to direct the money to State of the Heart, Overholser explained: “I think that State of the Heart does a great job. I like what the agency contributes to the community and the care they provide.”

Ryan Gathard, Fund Development Director for State of the Heart, said, “we were pleased to receive this gift and really appreciate Gail’s generosity and thinking of us as her favorite charity.”

For 32 years, State of the Heart has provided care to patients and families in eastern Indiana and western Ohio who are confronting a life limiting illness. For more information on the agency, visit the web site at

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