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  • Writer's pictureJoe Lyons

"A Night of Celebration: The Ashland County Cancer Association's Survivor Dinner at Mt. Vernon Estates"

The Ashland County Cancer Association's Survivor Dinner at Mt. Vernon Estates surpassed all expectations, delivering an unforgettable evening of celebration and support for 161 survivors and their guests. Hosted against the picturesque backdrop of Mt. Vernon Estates, the event was a testament to resilience and camaraderie in the face of adversity.


Guests were treated to a sumptuous feast prepared by Exclusively Yours Catering, featuring delectable dishes that delighted the palate. The culinary experience was elevated with exquisite desserts masterfully crafted by Jessica Sprague and Kim Norris, leaving attendees craving for more.


Adding to the festivities was the unparalleled entertainment provided by comedian magician David McCreary, whose remarkable performance left the audience in stitches and filled the room with laughter and joy. Each survivor received a heartwarming memento of the evening, thanks to photographer Tim Black, who captured precious moments in complimentary 5 by 7 photos.


The generosity of sponsors made the event truly special, with incredible swag bags provided by Shelly Bernhart, Sutton Bank, Tim Horton's, Z's Hair Design, and Snuggled in Hope Ministries. The support of venue sponsors, the Ashland County Community Foundation and Ben and Brenda Uselton, ensured that the evening unfolded flawlessly, while Peace Lutheran Church and the Samaritan Hospital Foundation stepped up as food and entertainment sponsors, respectively, further enriching the experience for all.


A heartfelt thank you goes out to the Ashland County Cancer Association for orchestrating such a remarkable evening, reminding survivors that they are not alone in their journey. With each laughter shared and bond forged, the Survivor Dinner served as a beacon of hope and solidarity, reaffirming the strength of community in overcoming adversity.


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