Beads and masks were worn by many at the Onslow Memorial Hospital Foundation’s annual fund-raising event, Mardi Gras. This themed event welcomed over 700 community members and raised over $222,000 toward Project 2020 which is a 7-year, $2 million campaign to support the need for a new Patient Tower at Onslow Memorial Hospital. The purple, green and gold silent auction tables, organized by Lee Ann Thomas, grabbed the attention of many bidders who were interested in autographed college basketballs, NASCAR memorabilia, fine jewelry and much more.

Organized by Karin Dickerson and her talented Decorations Committee, the decorations that night were exactly what you would see on a “night on the town” in New Orleans. King Roy Smith, Queen Penny Burlingame, and King Mayor Pro-Tem Michael Lazzara even threw beads and doubloons from a float that the Decorations Committee creatively designed.

With the support of area Marines led by Sgt Major Joe Houle, the American Legion was turned into a scene from Bourbon Street. Golden Corral did a great job yet again, serving up a delicious Cajun-style menu, which included a delightful chocolate fountain for dessert. We cannot thank Golden Corral enough for the generous support for the past five OMH Foundation fund-raisers, totaling over $65,000 in services and food!

Thank you to ALL of our sponsors (including our event sponsors Marine Federal Credit Union, Golden Corral, and Ray Properties, Inc. & ABA Rental Properties, Inc.) for your continued support for Project 2020. We truly appreciate all that you do for our community and Onslow Memorial Hospital.“

We are so grateful for the remarkable generosity that this community provides, for an event that will impact the entire community by providing the best healthcare available in our area,” said OMH Foundation Chair Jeff Clark. “The time and dedication of the Foundation Board and Events Committee members is truly incredible and would not be possible without their compassion for our hospital.

Thank you to all the donors who are making a meaningful difference in our community, and we look forward to your support for Biker Bash, the Foundation’s 2014 Annual Event.”


Mardi Gras 2013 Sponsors


Hall of Heritage

Marine Federal Credit Uniom


Mardi Gras

Golden Corral

Ray Properties, Inc. & ABA Rental Properties, Inc.



French Quarter

Dr. Randy Blackburn

First Citizens Bank

Johnston Pain Management

Patient Financial Services/Patient Access Department OMH

The Daily News




Atlantic Coast Foods / Burger King

Bank of America

Courts Plus Fitness

Ed & Cindy Piper

Jacksonville Children's and Multispecialty Clinic, PA

Jacksonville Rotary Club

Jones-Onslow EMC

Modern Exterminating Co.

Proforma Piedmont Business Graphics

Richard & Aletha Pugh

Southeastern Medical Oncology Center

Sumrell, Sugg, Carmichael, Hicks, & Hart P.A.

Team Health East

TownePlace Suites

Wells Fargo


Ragin' Cajun


Bell Fork Self Storage

Coastal Bank & Trust

Coastal Carolina Health Network, INC.

Col & Mrs. Grant Sparks, USMC (Ret)

Dr. & Mrs. Peter Eweje

Dr. Virginia Albano & Dr. Daniel Hagan

Excel Limousine Service

First Bank

Glenn Spradling, Flowers on the Move

Greg & Amy Sousa

Hemant Sheth, MD

Jeff & April Clark

Joseph J. Henderson, Sr.

Kathy & James Askins

LaRue Hambrick

Maintenance Department OMH

Minges Bottling Group/Pepsi

Office Park Eye Center

OMH Imaging

Onslow Surgical Clinic

Pamela E. Thomas

Swetang Patel, MD, PA

Women's Healthcare Associates


Purple, Green & Gold


Bill and Jeannette Orr

Capt & Mrs. Matthew Dineen

CAPT & Mrs. S.P. Alford

Carobell, Inc.

Cas and Theresa Caserta, In Honor of Jack and Pat Caserta

Chandler Studios Photography

Coastal Foot Center, Dr. Valentine Hamilton

Col & Mrs. William H. Keller III

Col and Mrs. John Kopka

Dr. & Mrs. Jose I. Ros

Dr. Michael Josilevich

Early Lewis

Eastern Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic

Elise Beall Photography

Guest Services OMH

Home2 Suites by Hilton

Ibikunle Ojebuoboh, MD

In Memory of Archie & Clayton White

In Memory of Chris Burlingame

Jack & Sue Kegley

Jacksonville Women's Clinic, PA

Jamie McGlaughon

Julia Collins

Kell Medical

Kevin & Deborah McConnell

Main Lab & Onslow Diagnostics, In Loving Memory of Marianne S. Ferrell

Marc R. Martin & Anna Jurczynski-Martin

May Exterminating

Mike & Annie Sunday

Mr. & Mrs. Joel & Sarah Wiltgen & Mr. & Mrs. Steven Scarborough

Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Malfitano

Onslow Animal Hospital

Onslow County Medical Society Alliance

Onslow Memorial Hospital Auxiliary

Respiratory Care Department OMH

Richlands Rotary Club

Saturday Brand Communications

Shannon & Judy Pitchford

Sophie's Trophies

Sound Bank

Southeastern Nephrology Associates

The Hayden Family

VantageSouth Bank