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Community Healthcare Foundation hosts Comedy Night


TORRINGTON, Wyo. (July 22, 2013) – The Community Healthcare Foundation presents Comedy Night 2013 – 13th annual Beer Tasting and Auction on Aug. 23.

The event features comedian Jolly Demis from Aurora, Colo. Doors open to the Rendezvous Center at 6 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres, beer tasting, a silent auction, 21 table, and dice games. The live auction begins at 8 p.m. with the $500 cash-key winner announced. Demis takes the stage at 9 p.m.

Participants also have the opportunity to win a Las Vegas or Wendover, Nev., vacation.

Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. To purchase tickets, call (307) 534-7050 or contact a foundation board member: Darin Yates, Eileen Patterson, Kendra Stienmetz, Carol Clark, Ronda Meyer, Jamie Schaneman, Wade Bruch, Lucas Moore, Nate Hibben, Marci Wildeman, Bridget Spencer, Tena Baldwin, Steve Feagler, Vincent DiFranco, Kelly Foster and Jessica Wiedman.

Tickets also are available at Pinnacle Bank, First State Bank and Points West Community Bank.  Money raised from the event goes to support health care equipment needs throughout Goshen County. In 2012, the event raised $10,000. Since the foundation began, it has awarded more than $570,000 to assist health care needs in Goshen County.

Demis is known for his ability to entertain with music as well as comedy. According to his online biography, Demis began his entertainment career as a singer and songwriter. He began as the leader of many successful bands that performed nationally. Always a bit of a jokester and looking for the funny stuff in life, he started interacting with the audience in between songs.

Eventually going solo, Demis evolved into more of a comedian than a musician. Within a few years, he began to establish a statewide and national reputation for his hilarious live performances. He has opened for the Kingston Trio at the legendary Copa Room in the Sands Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip.
Demis weaves both music and comedy in his shows, as well as an ability to involve any audience in the act. When he isn’t making corporate America laugh, he still finds time to lend his talents to worthy causes such as Children’s Hospital, Race for the Cure, Special Olympics and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

About Community Hospital
Community Hospital in Torrington, Wyo., is operated by Banner Health, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health care systems with 24 hospitals in seven states. Community Hospital opened at its current location in 1977 and offers obstetrics, general surgery, oncology, inpatient and outpatient diagnostics, community wellness and emergency care.

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