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Please save the date for the 2018 Bayshore Community Hospital Foundation Oktoberfest Community Celebration on Friday, October 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. which will be held in a tent on the hospital’s campus in Holmdel.

Last year’s fundraising and networking event raised more than $175,000 and welcomed 280 guests. The outdoor, tented cocktail reception also took place on campus and supported Bayshore Medical Center’s plans to expand emergency services.

The signature event was co-chaired by Dr. and Mrs. Asaad and Dima Samra, along with honorary chair, Carol Stillwell, and featured an Oktoberfest inspired menu, décor and entertainment.

In addition to Stillwell-Hansen, Inc. who returned as a Capstone Sponsor again this year, Bayshore celebrated the generosity of new Capstone Sponsor, Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Striano.