Our Hospice nears record fundraising from canceled concert

Our Hospice of South-Central Indiana says that despite having to cancel the Labor Day weekend concert at Mill Race Park, the non-profit group still set a new record for raffle ticket sales and almost topped the 2020 record for proceeds from the fundraiser.

The fundraiser netted more than $168,000, down slightly from the 2020 $169,000 dollars of net revenue. The hospice sold 5,082 raffle tickets — a new record passing 2020’s 5,026 tickets sold. The winner of this year’s $10,000 raffle was Chelsea Berkery of Bargersville.

The hospice credited Faurecia and Columbus Regional Health for sponsoring the cancelled concert, contributing funds for the patients and families served by the hospice.

A fish fry at the American Legion Post in Columbus raised a record $8,605. The fish fry was sponsored by the Legion and Silgas.

The funds raised will go directly to the care of patients and families. That includes those in hospice care and those in palliative care, a new service started in 2019.