Reprinted with permission of The Pilot

July 13, 2008

Free Clinic's Fundraiser Gets New Look

By Claudia Watson Special to The Pilot

Moore Free Care Clinic is growing and so is "Dining in the Pines." This year the area's popular "friendraiser" will take on a new name, "Moore Dining in the Pines," and a new format to meet the growing support from the community.

"Moore Dining in the Pines" will be hosted all over Moore County the week of Oct. 19-25. Hosts can sign up to hold a private party at their home for any day or night of the event's week -- with the proceeds going to benefit the free clinic.

"We heard from so many of our friends that they'd really like to share a leisurely evening together," explains Bobbi Erdman, chair for "Moore Dining in the Pines." "The event has become so popular we decided to expand the dining portion of the evening, since that's what everyone loves about it. Now, we can involve so many more and help the clinic to even greater degree than in year's past."

Last year the event hosted over 600 guests and raised $65,000 in one night, which was used to purchase medications for clinic patients.

"Moore Dining in the Pines" asks volunteer hosts to invite their friends to their party. The "Moore Dining in the Pines" committee provides the invitations, which include a donation card that is mailed back to the committee. The guests are asked to make a donation of $35, $50, $75, or more, to the clinic. The host's donation is the dinner party, and tax receipts are available.

Those wishing to host a dinner party or want more information about "Moore Dining in the Pines," may contact Kathy Lannon at 235-9232 or Ginger Lash at 215-0002.