Annual Poinsettia Ball to benefit Ellsworth hospital

Posted Nov. 01, 2011, at 12:28 p.m.

ELLSWORTH, Maine — The Maine Coast Memorial Hospital’s 20th annual Poinsettia Ball on Saturday, Dec. 3, will benefit the new Mary Dow Center expansion project at the hospital.

All patrons who support the ball at the $1,000-level or higher will have their name placed on a permanent plaque that will be displayed in the cancer center.

The evening will include a catered meal by Chipper’s Restaurant, dancing to the live music of The Tony Boffa Band and an opportunity to win a $1,000 shopping spree donated by Beal’s Jewelry, The Grasshopper Shop, Rooster Brother and Simone’s Restaurant.

The evening will feature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres beginning at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m., followed by dancing until 11:30 p.m. at The Ramada in Ellsworth.

Major sponsors of the event are R.H. Foster Energy, Machias Savings Bank and WABI TV5.

Tickets are $95 ($60 tax deductible) and are available online at or by calling 664-5548.