Mercy Service League’s 2013 Harvest Ball to Benefit Mercy Dental Services

Aug 14, 2013

Mercy Service League’s 2013 Harvest Ball to Benefit Mercy Dental Services

Topic: Thomas Paumier, D.D.S., vice chair of the Mercy Medical Center Dental Services Section of Dentistry, is named the event’s honorary medical staff chair | Contact: Cindy Hickey

Stark County, Ohio: Mercy Service League will hold its 2013 Harvest Ball on Saturday, October 12, in the Canton Memorial Civic Center’s McKinley Room. Thomas Paumier, D.D.S., vice chair of Mercy Medical Center Dental Services Section of Dentistry, has been named honorary medical staff chair of this highly anticipated event to benefit Mercy Dental Services & General Practice Dental Residency Endowment. Gail Moore, Christine Ridgway and Daphne Thomson are Service League event chairs.

This year’s Harvest Ball theme, Imagine, will transform the McKinley Room into a stylish, art nouveau venue for dining, dancing, fun and fellowship. Harvest Ball 2013 will be an elegant, relaxed and fun-filled evening, with no auction, no program and no wallets required during the Service League’s signature event. Cash Raffle tickets, however, will be available for sale for those who wish to still purchase one.

“Mercy Dental Services and the General Practice Dental Residency program have greatly benefitted the community for the past five years,” says Dr. Paumier, “My wife Christy and I believe in the importance of supporting Mercy Dental Services. I encourage members of the medical staff and community to make reservations and join us for a great cause and an exceptional evening.”

The evening begins with a pre-party and special champagne reception for lead sponsors in the VIP lounge. For information on becoming a VIP or other level sponsor, please contact the Mercy Development Foundation at 330.430.2750 or FOUNDATION@cantonmercy.org.

Cocktails will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. Dessert and dancing will start at 9 p.m. Attire is Cocktail Party/Black-tie optional. Individual dinner tickets are $175 each; tickets for dessert and dancing (9 p.m. arrival time) are $65. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 330-430-2750.

In addition to serving as vice chair of Mercy Medical Center Dental Services Section of Dentistry, Dr. Paumier also teaches in Mercy’s Dental Residency program. He is active in the Stark County Dental Society (past president and past treasurer), the American Dental Association and is currently the President-elect of the Ohio Dental Association. A graduate of Hoover High School, he currently lives in Plain Township with his wife, Christy.

Harvest Ball event chairs Gail Moore, Christine Ridgway and Daphne Thomson all serve on the Mercy Service League Board. A North Canton resident, Moore also serves on the Board at Christ Presbyterian Church in downtown Canton. She is a member of The Women’s Fund and is currently a Sustaining Member of The Junior League of Canton. Ridgway is principal and lead designer of Empire Designs Interiors and Events Studio. She is a past President of Mercy Service League, past President for the Interior Design Society of Northeast Ohio and has been involved in numerous community projects, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Battered Women’s Shelter Auction. A native of Canton, Thomson serves as corresponding secretary on the Service League Board of Directors and is also involved in numerous local charities and organizations, including Friends of the Children’s Network, Department of Jobs and Family Services Advisory Board, A Soft Place to Fall, Stark County CARE Clinic and Project KARE.

About Mercy Service League:
The mission of the Mercy Service League is to support the ideals and philosophies of Mercy Medical Center and the ministry of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine through friendship, fellowship and fund-raising. Service League members provide service, outreach and education within the Medical Center and the community.

About Mercy Medical Center:
Mercy Medical Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, operates a 476-bed hospital serving Stark, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties and parts of Southeastern Ohio. It has 620 members on its Medical Staff and employs 2,500 people. Mercy operates outpatient health centers in Carroll County, Jackson Township, Lake Township, Louisville, North Canton, Plain Township and Tuscarawas County. A Catholic hospital, Mercy Medical Center upholds the mission and philosophy of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and continues to be responsive to the needs of the community. For more information, see cantonmercy.org.

Photo Caption: Dr. Thomas Paumier, pictured with his wife Christy, will serve as the honorary physician chair of the Mercy Service League’s 2013 Harvest Ball.

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