Dear Editor,

The Board of the Heart Association of Brownwood would like to thank all who made the 2013 Heart Gala event a huge success. Premier Underwriters Steven and Teresa Beal and Event Underwriters Brownwood Regional Medical Center, and Senior Care of Brownwood Health and Rehabilitation contributed greatly to an evening of “Heart and Soul.” Also contributing to the event were Willie’s T’s, Ryan Construction Company, Big Country Ford, Dr. Dan and Cynthia Locker, Dr. Chris Stephens, Dr. Tim and Mandy Moore, Landmark Life, PF&E Oil Company, Davis Kinard and Company, Scott McDonald, Mid-Tex Federal Credit Union, Norma Oliver, Prudential Ross Real Estate, Ribble Land Design, Songbird Lodge, Texas Bank, 3M Company, Bill King Insurance, Bishop Distributing, Blaylock Funeral Home, Citizens National Bank, CMS Healthcare, Heart of Texas EMS, Dr. Henry and Nneka Ejere, Dr. Kevin Clardy, Drs. Comoli and Ethridge, EarlyChamber of Commerce, Lee Hoffpauir Cheverolet, Heart of Texas Internal Medicine, Hi-Way Auto, Stephens Ranch Hand Real Estate, and Tunnel Construction. Live Auction donors were Blevins Body Shop, Hooligan Hoggers, Debbie Stembridge, Ted and Martha Shelton, Joy Ivy, and Donna Rice. Decorations were provided by co-chairs Karen Fisher of Sparkles and Spurs Wedding and Party Venue and Joy Ferguson. The community businesses and individuals that provided Silent Auction merchandise are too many to name and are a testament to the generosity of community support in the fight against our nation’s number one and number four killers-heart disease and stroke. Funds raised support life-saving efforts in research, education, avocations for better health, improvements in patient care, and activities that reach at risk populations. Please support the businesses that support this vital event, as the life that is saved may be your own.

Sincerely,

Brownwood Heart Association Board Members: Meldina Mitchell, Edda Ratliff, Norma Oliver, Debbie Hagood, Kay Ribble, Joy Ferguson, Dr. Tim Moore, Julie McLemore, and Lisa Tidwell.