“The Golden Age of Illusion” Gala to Be Held Friday, August 15 at Stonewall Resort

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

St. Joseph’s Hospital and West Virginia Wesleyan College will host their eighth annual Gala on Friday, August 15th at the Stonewall Resort in Roanoke, West Virginia. “The Golden Age of Illusion” invites you to experience a time when the Masters of the Grand Illusion amazed Victorian audiences throughout the elegant theatres of Europe.

Community Host and Hostess Sam Nolte and Kathy O’Leary Nolte ‘95 will greet guests as they enter St. George’s Hall, London’s home of mystery. A scrumptious feast, unique auctions, and the live music of Santa Cruz will be part of this enchanting event. The evening will culminate with an extraordinary performance by Craig Karges, one of the nation’s top mentalists. Mystical & marvelous, you are sure to be questioning what is real and what is an illusion.

“The Golden Age of Illusion” will begin at 6 p.m. with a champagne reception followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Black tie is optional with period dress welcome.  Table sponsorships include the “Grand Illusionist” with two reserved tables of 10 and the “Master Magician” with one reserved table of 10.  Single tickets are also available.  Tickets can be obtained by calling 304-473-6819 or online at www.stj.net;  click the “Foundation” tab on the left and then the “2014 Gala” tab.

Live and silent auction items are also welcome.   Contact Rochelle Long or Bob Skinner at 304-473-8556 or 304-473-8557 to donate an item. Proceeds raised from the event will benefit West Virginia Wesleyan’s Multi-Purpose Athletic Complex and the Cardiac Rehabilitation Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital.