The second annual Lancaster County Field of Hope Benefit Dinner will take place on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Heth farm, 4338 Fairview Road, Columbia. The event will feature a social hour, musical entertainment by Vivace Live and Snapsquatch, and an open-air, farm-to-table-inspired dinner. Radio personality Dennis Mitchell and television news journalist Ashley Honea will be the masters of ceremonies.
This year's beneficiaries are Violet Bacci, Kevin Williams, and Pete Plaxa. Violet, 8, has refractory epilepsy and has undergone multiple surgeries since her seizures began at age 5 and a half. Williams has been fighting cancer for more than 15 years. Plaxa was diagnosed with progressive multiple sclerosis in 1986.
The inaugural Field of Hope Benefit Dinner was held last year to raise funds for three families facing medical hardships. Carol Heth had the idea for the event three years ago, when she became aware of the challenges faced by a family friend whose medical diagnosis required her to travel across the state for treatment. The woman's situation prompted Heth to help arrange a fundraiser, but she wanted to do more.
The reservation deadline for this year's event is Tuesday, Sept. 5. To purchase tickets or become a sponsor, readers may contact Heth at 717-538-3877 or visit http://www.lancofieldofhope.com. Individuals may also email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about sponsorships and follow @lancofieldofhope on social media.