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Oscar helps CIMC Foundation raise money The Catalina Island Medical Center Foundation rolled out the red carpet on Oscar Night to ben- efit the medical center. "The event was a success in every sense Of the word,"'CIMC Foundation President Carol Reyn- olds said. "We had a good turnout, we raised money for the medical cen- ter and those who attended had rave reviews." About 75 people attended An Evening With Oscar, which was held Sunday, Feb. 27 at the Cata- lina Island Yacht Club. Those attending were able to watch the Oscar telecast on several large screen televisions, thanks to Catalina Cable, which provided services for the evening. The night's culinary offerings including numerous appetizers and a carving station provided by The Landing as well as a chocolate fountain with strawberries for dip- ping. Those who attended were able to bid on a dozen silent auction items, including vacation pack- ages, artwork and recreational ex- periences. Predicting the Oscar winners provided additional entertainment, with prizes at stake for those who were the most accurate. Mark Phelps took the grand prize of four tickets to Disneyland by predicting the winners in 10 out of 11 catego- ties. Seven other winners received a variety of prizes for their Oscar accuracy. "Thanks to the generosity of the community and the hard work of our volunteers we were able to host a great night, have a wonder- ful silent auction and give out some intriguing prizes for the Oscar pre- dictions," Reynolds said. "It has been wonderful to see how much support the Catalina community has for the hospital." Thanks to that support, the foun- dation recently was able to donate the funds to purchase a bone den- sity scanner for the medical center. Several additional projects will re- ceive funds from the Oscar night fundraiser, including a project to provide new x-ray equipment. "Our next big project will be raising the funds to purchase x-ray equipment," Reynolds said. "We will be raising about $125,000 for that program." Reynolds said the foundation board was already making plans for next year's event. "There's no doubt that this was just the begin- ning," she said. "We plan on An Evening With Oscar being an an- nual event that gets bigger every year." Tax deductible donations to the Catalina Island Medical Center Foundation may be made by send- ing a check to CIMC Foundation, P.O. Box 524, Avalon, CA 90704. Photos from the top: Linda and Ron Salo Dr. Tracy Norton and spouse Carel Struycken Left to right: Ahnni Garcia, Meg Endlein, Patricia Hemandez and Betty Tejeda. Avalon Medical Development Corporation Board Chair Rose Ellen Gardner, left, and Boardmember Erin Eubank enjoy the festivities at the CATALINA COUPLES: PAM AND CHUCK MARTIN Please send us your favorite photo of yourself or the of another local Catalina couple to be included in the Catalina Islander. They can be young or old. In special places, special occasions or just at home. Email your high resolution photo to dan@cinews.us. FEW. DOORS FROM THE PIER ON CRESCENT AVENUE = 6 i Friday, March 4, 2011 The CATAUNA ISLANDER