West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation Charity Gala

 Frank McMeen, Amy Mallette, Beth Koffman, Stephanie Fowler, Emily Garner, Danika Jess & Connor Burns

Frank McMeen, Amy Mallette, Beth Koffman, Stephanie Fowler, Emily Garner, Danika Jess & Connor Burns

Story & Photography by Woody Woodard

As guests arrived at the 28th annual West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation Charity Gala, they were greeted with glittering streamers and a Broadway-themed event. The Civic Center was decorated with extravagant white silky drapes, masses of balloons and streamers and tables beautifully decorated to the nines as guests partook of a fabulous meal before the silent auction and music began.

Eight awards were given out to amazing people and their dedicated life of service. Among them was U.S. Senator Bob Corker, who was presented with the Tigrett Award by Pat Tigrett.

Many businesses gave to the Foundation Fund, which benefits organizations such as The Ayers Children’s Medical Center and The Kirkland Cancer Center.

When the band began, the dance floor filled with guests in high spirits rounding off a memorable night. The turnout and support for these worthy institutions is a  reflection of the heart of Jacksonians.