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Celebrity Host, Beautiful Tables, Worthy Cause Highlight Tour of Tables at Methodist Charlton

Methodist Charlton Tour of Tables 2012

Winning the award for Most Original
Table Design was Healthcare
Art Consulting with a Texas-themed table

The World Tour of Tables event held recently at Methodist Charlton Medical Center featured beautifully designed table settings, or tablescapes; inspiring stories by guest speakers; prize drawings; and an opportunity to shop with local vendors. The host for the event sponsored by the Methodist Charlton Auxiliary was NBC 5 Emmy Award-winning sports director and anchor Scott Murray. All proceeds from the sponsorship of tables will benefit the Methodist Charlton Heart and Vascular Institute.

Award winners were as follows:

  • Best Use of Theme: President's Table, designed by Krystal Dennison, visual manager for Dillard's
  • Most Original Table Design: Healthcare Art Consulting, designed by Kimberly Gabrysch and Kim May
  • Most Colorful: DeSoto Nursing and Rehabilitation/Lancaster Nursing and Rehabilitation, designed by Donna Campbell and Charlotte Hill
  • Most Extravagant: Grace Presbyterian Village, designed by Rhonda Williams and Holly Slater

Guest speakers shared their personal stories of triumph at the event. Gale Sliger, a 60-year resident of Duncanville and former owner of Gale Sliger Productions told her story of being a 30-year breast cancer survivor and surviving heart problems. The Rev. Jerry Hull, pastor of children's ministries at Faith Bible Church in DeSoto, shared his experience as Methodist Charlton's first open heart surgery patient.

Serving as judges for the event were Chef David Wilson of David's Seafood Grill and Catering; Margaret Ryder, owner of Fluert Floral Design; and costume designer Winn Morton, who has worked for Broadway and Ringling Brothers, and has been the man behind all of the Texas Rose Festival costume designs for almost twenty five years.

The Methodist Charlton Medical Center Auxiliary is a group of citizens and employees who work together to promote and support the community and hospital with compassion, integrity, and respect. Each month, members gather for a general meeting which includes a guest speaker, information on Auxiliary events, and an opportunity to socialize with others while serving the community and raising awareness of the hospital and its services.  Auxiliary members participate in various capacities such as staffing hospital events, working on committees, and serving in leadership roles. Any person 14 years of age or older is welcome to become an Auxiliary member. General meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month from 12:30 to 2 p.m. For more information on the Auxiliary, contact the Methodist Charlton volunteer office at 214-947-7676.

Note to editor: Photos available at www.methodisthealthsystem.org/TourofTables2012

About Methodist Health System
Guided by the founding principles of life, learning, and compassion, Methodist Health System (Methodist) provides quality, integrated care to improve and save the lives of individuals and families throughout North Texas.   Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Methodist Richardson Medical Center, Methodist Midlothian Health Center, and Methodist Family Health Centers are part of the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church. Additional information is available at www.methodisthealthsystem.org. Connect with them through Facebook, YouTube and Twitter at www.methodisthealthsystem.org/socialmedia.


Lynette Wilkinson


Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. The physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System.


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