Mercy makes merry

Vire retires

Posted: December 24, 2017 at 1 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/CARIN SCHOPPMEYER Anna Anderson (from left); Annalee Falk; Jacob Thompson; Mallory Lindberg and Luke Falk, 2017 Burlsworth Trophy winner; Baker Mayfield; and Gina and James Mayfield gather at the Burlsworth Foundation reception Dec. 3 at The Apollo in Springdale.

Mercy Health Foundation Northwest Arkansas welcomed a sold-out crowd of more than 1,600 guests Dec. 2 for the O Night Divine Charity Ball. The 24th annual benefit at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers helped raise some $1.19 million for the expanding health care system.

At a Glance

O Night Divine Charity Ball

Who: Mercy Health Foundation Northwest Arkansas

What: The 24th annual benefit helped raise some $1.19 million for the expanding health care system.

When: Dec. 2

Where: John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers

Next: 25th annual O Night Divine Charity Ball, Dec. 1

Information: (479) 388-2990 or mercy.net

VIP reception

Who: Brandon Burlsworth Foundation

What: The foundation, Burlworth Trophy finalists and friends gathered on the eve of the trophy winner announcement.

When: Dec. 3

Where: The Apollo on Emma in Springdale

Information: (870) 741-1443, (866) 534-2875 or brandonburlsworth.org

Retirement celebration

Who: Arkansas Support Network

What: ASN supporters, staff, volunteers, clients and friends gathered for to celebrate Keith Vire and his 26-year career as chief executive officer of the nonprofit organization

When: Dec. 5

Where: Mermaids Seafood Restaurant in Fayetteville

Information: (479) 927-4100 or supports.org

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