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Hospital Foundation to host Buck-A-Roo Ball Saturday evening

The Baxter Regional Hospital Foundation will be hosting a big Lend-A-Hand fundraiser this week to raise funds for Mruk Family Education Center on Aging, Peitz Cancer Support House, Reppell Diabetes Clinic and Schliemann Center for Women’s Health Education.

The Buck-A-Roo Ball is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday evening and will run to 11 p.m. The fundraiser will be held at Stone Creek Ranch, which is located at 626 Circle B Lane southeast of Buford.

The foundation has not been able to host an event like this since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

Tickets for the event run for $100. Tables seating up to eight guests can be purchased for $1,500. Dress for the event will be casual or Western, with a best dressed contest taking place throughout the evening. The fundraiser will include dancing, drinks and a full barbecue dinner.

Nashville artist Jason Cross will be performing for the evening’s entertainment. Stone Creek Ranch is offering a limited number of rooms for overnight stays for the Buck-A-Roo Ball.

Sponsors for the ball include Rip & Beth’s Cabin, Arvest Bank, Gator’s Kitchen, Farmers & Merchants Bank, and Baxter Health Auxiliary.

Baxter Health is the little hospital that can.

Despite its size, it rivals other larger hospitals like Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock, and Saint Louis University Hospital in Saint Louis, Missouri.

And Baxter Health does it while being located in one of the more remote areas of the South.

Thankfully, Baxter Health isn’t alone in its fight to provide top-notch support to its patients. The hospital is joined by the various support houses that line the hospital’s emergency room parking lot.

With the help of these support houses, Baxter Health can ensure that its patients are receiving the information and support they need to make it through their medical treatments and lifestyle changes.

These support houses include the Mruk Family Education Center on Aging (MFECOA), Peitz Cancer Support House, Schliemann Center for Women’s Health Education, and the Reppell Diabetes Learning Center.

Each house offers different support groups and programs that cover every topic from aging, cancer, women’s health and diabetes, at no cost to the patients that walk through their doors. These houses are able to provide their services through several endowments and charitable contributions from local residents in the Mountain Home area.

For more information on the Buck-A-Roo Ball, please call 870-424-7433. Tickets for the ball can be found here.

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