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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Nov. 15 - Nov. 21, 2002 - 47 ,  ' '    ..... " .............. ' ..... !:: .... .... z ':'" '' '=::': ' :::" "' : '::f" ':''/,,!i ' :';'::  ":= . :  -. "Itwas enchanting and the table decorations this year were spec- tacular," said Marcia J. Marvel, who heads up special programs for the Beebe Medical Founda- tion, of the 15th annual Thanks- giving Ball, held Nov. 9 at the BayCenter in Dewey Beach to benefit Beebe Medical Center. "Professionals donate their time and talent to create these wonder- ful decorations." The event, that attracted well over 400 people, raised nearly $70,000 for the cause and Marvel noted that there were over 140 auction items donated, an increase from last year. One of the high- lights was the auctioning of jew- elry from Albert Frank's of Lewes and Bellinger's Jewelers of Re- hoboth Beach, as well as a trip to Hawaii and weekend trips to Washington, D.C. Honorary chairs this year were Eolyne Tunnell, Tunnell Cancer Center, who was unable to attend but was represented by her son, Robert Tunnell, and Joanne Hast- ings, Hastings HeartCare Center. Betty A. Mann-Beebe served once Continued on page 48 - Dan Cook photos Marcia J. Marvel, director of administration and special programs for Beebe Medical Foundation, stands with J. Keith Henry, to.chair ofthe 15th Annual Thanksgiving Ball, who was presented with the Marvel Award that evening. The crys- tal obelisk was first presented to Marcia Marvel last year, and has become an annual tribute to a person who has provided an outstanding contribution to the success of the Thanksgiv- ing Ball. The Hon. Eugene Bookhammer, right, chairman of the Beebe Medical Foundation, and wife Kitty Bookhammer, are fixtures at the Thanksgiving Ball each year. With them are Dr. James Beebe Jr., a member of the Beebe Medical Foundation Board of Directors, and Beebe Medical Center Board of Directors, and wife Betty Mann-Beebe, chairperson of the 15th Annual Thanksgiving Ball. Dr. Anis Saliba, left, who serves on the Beebe Medical Cen- ter Board of Directors, chats with Harry Lynch Jr., one of the co-chairs of the Vision 2005 Capital Campaign, and Bonnie Nicholsbn These wizards and their companions include (back row, l-r) Joey Adams, Mary Ellen Aben- droth, Jeffrey Fried, president and CEO of Beebe Medical Center;, and Darren Harmon; (front row) Dr. Jerrold Canakis, Carla Canakis, Roz Fried and Cathy Davies-Harmon. Robert J. White, a long-time member of the Beebe Medical Center Board of Directors, stands with his wife Lois and daughter Veronica during the annual event that attracted over 400 people. Above, gathered together are (l-r) John Floyd, Sherri Tunnell, Robert Tunnell Jr., Marilyn Hill and June and Jim Murphy. Tunnell accept- ed honors for his mother Eolyne Tunnell, who has con- tributed so much to the Tun. nell Cancer Center. At right, Richard Derrick- son, treasurer of the Beebe Medical Center Board of Di- rectors and member of the Beebe Medical Foundation Board of Directors, kicks up his heels with wife, Norma Lee Derrickson.