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Visiting Nurse Association celebrates Treasures of Cleveland

The third annual “Treasures of Cleveland” event was celebrated by the Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio at a new city treasure: the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Cleveland. Landing this brand-new space for the benefit was a coup for the organization, and the venue fit perfectly with the theme of the evening.

MOCA, itself a treasure, will not have a permanent collection. Instead, traveling exhibits will change in the galleries on three levels of the museum. For the Visiting Nurse event, guests used a social hour to see the displays. The works of art, provocative and varied, impressed the visitors.

At the reception on the first floor, along with cocktails, guests enjoyed small plates, which included an array of Asian foods and four types of sliders.

Another local “treasure” at the event was Honorary Chairman Dick Feagler. Born in Lakewood, schooled in Cleveland and currently living in Bay Village, Feagler has been an entertaining print columnist and television personality for more than a half century.

The 220 guests also participated in a live auction and raffle. Both had a small number of carefully chosen items. All fit well with the “treasure” theme of the evening. When the event ended, the 220 supporters raised more than $45,000 for the Visiting Nurse Association. The funds further the mission of the organization, which includes special patient services.

Julie Bell, Bill Spang and Nancy Score, all of Rocky River, were among the first guests to visit Cleveland's newest museum at the VNA benefit. (Photos by Art Thomas)

Bay Village's Dick Feagler, with his wife Julie, was honored as a "Cleveland Treasure" at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland.

Linda Dunn, Thomas Cirincione and Chris Cwiklinski, all of Westlake, and Betsy Lambert, of North Olmsted, represented Huntington Bank at the Visiting Nurse Association benefit.



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