Founder's Gala Raises Money for Hospital

JANUARY 21, 2006 --  The annual Founder's Gala for New Hanover Regional Medical Center was a masked occasion filled with dinner and dancing.

The fundraiser featured local artists and their Venice inspired styrofoam wig-stand creations. All of the items were auctioned off throughout the evening.

The money raised at the party goes toward the hospital's Women and Children's center.

Organizers say the event was a huge success. Around 500 people turned out for the party at $150 a ticket.