|Sharing Hearts Luncheon|
2010 Sharing Hearts Luncheon
Local cowgirl and author, Dawn Nelson took the stage at the 16th annual Sharing Hearts Luncheon in Harrington to share stories of her life on the ranch and journey as an award-winning author.
Nelson, who was raised in northeastern Washington, now resides with her husband and daughter on their ranch near Creston. She is the recipient of the Academy of Western Artists’ 2010 Buck Ramsey Book of the Year award and has been nominated for the 2010 Laurel Wreath murder/suspense book of the year as well as the 2010 WMA’s storyteller award. She has also been approached about making a movie from one of her books.
Over 200 women from around Lincoln County attended the cowgirl-themed luncheon and contributed over $14,000 to this year’s Lincoln Hospital Foundation project: the purchase of eight patient recliners and a new IV chair for minor emergency. $985 was raised for the Foundation’s Endowment and Nursing Scholarship. The event was catered by Eagle Catering of Almira.
“We really appreciate the support for the luncheon from around Lincoln County- especially our corporate sponsors who covered material cost and those who donated door prizes,” said Linda Wagner, Lincoln Hospital Foundation Director. “Because of them, all the money raised goes toward the project, endowment fund or scholarship.”The annual Sharing Hearts Luncheon has raised nearly $198,000 for hospital projects over the past 16 years.