Annual Banquet Raises Important Funding

On April 27, Hunter Hospitality House held their 7th annual fundraising banquet, Hope Blooms, at the Blue Water Convention Center.  Over 650 people attended the event, supporting free healthcare lodging in two bed-and-breakfast style homes located across the street from each hospital in Port Huron.   Fifty-nine sponsors, four Woman’s Life chapters, and hundreds of individuals generously contributed, netting over $45,000 for the everyday operations at Hunter Hospitality House.  “Forty-five thousand dollars is huge to a small nonprofit organization like ours,” explained Executive Director, Tracy Willard.  “We’re immensely grateful to have a community that embraces our mission, making sure we have the funding necessary to accommodate the families of hospitalized loved ones, as well as those with medical treatment of their own.”  “Every year I am blown away at how much this event grows,” said HHH Board Member and former guest, Andrea Nunn-Mencavage, of Lexington.  “It was a fantastic evening.  I am so blessed to be part of this organization.” Shelley Dompierre, of Applegate, won the Hunter Hospitality House Volunteer of the Year Award during the banquet.  Angie Twichell, of Port Huron, won the Paula Flynn Godwin Spirit of Hunter Hospitality House Award.  Hope Blooms 2020 will be held April 18 at the Blue Water Convention Center.  To learn more about Hunter Hospitality House, visit their website at