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The March of Dimes Honoring Excellence & Signature Chefs Auction will spice things up for their 16th Annual In Honor of Excellence Award

Ocala, FL - August 28, 2012

Over the last 15 years the March of Dimes has honored some of Marion County’s leading Philanthropist this year will be no different as some of Marion County’s leading executives, philanthropist & business leaders join together to honor  Lt. Col. Frank & Naida Rasbury as leading philanthropist in Marion County on Sunday, October 14 at the Hilton Ocala.

The event, presented by Munroe Regional Medical Center, will be spiced up this year bringing the March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction to Marion County. The event will include a tasting component featuring local restaurants & caterers such as The Mojo Grill, Horse & Hound, The Melting Pot, The Country Club of Ocala, Arthur’s, Brick City Catering, Chef Sharon, Cup O’the Irish, ipanema and Latinos Y’Mas. The evening will also include a silent auction featuring packages to enjoy some of Marion County’s finest attractions. “It was very important to us to uphold the tradition of our In Honor of Excellence event honoring philanthropic leaders from Marion County. The In Honor of Excellence event has been a steadfast tradition in Marion County, which is important to us” stated Sky Wheeler, Community Director for the March of Dimes in Marion County.

“Munroe Regional Medical Center is proud to support the March of Dimes Honoring Excellence & Signature Chefs Auction recognizing two of Marion County’s leading philanthropists who have given so much of themselves to our community” commented Steve Purves, President & CEO Munroe Regional Medical Center. “The March of Dimes research, programs and services are made possible because of the generous support from our community. We are grateful for the support from Munroe Regional Medical Center, Jenkins Auto Group and all of the sponsors of our Honoring Excellence & Signature Chefs Auction” commented Wheeler. Tickets are on sale as of September 1 on the March of Dimes web site. For more information about the March of Dimes Honoring Excellence & Signature Chefs Auction, e-mail Sky Wheeler at 352-229-8587. Stay up to date by following them on Facebook.

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