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VAN WERT - The family of the late Harvey C. Hileman will present a decorative lighthouse in honor of families served by Community Health Professionals' Hospice, at CHP's annual Beacon of Hope dinner and auction April 11 at 6 p.m. at Willow Bend Country Club.

Hileman was a lifelong resident of Willshire. He was a member of Willshire Union United Methodist Church, a lifetime member of Moose Lodge 1311 in Decatur, Ind., the Sportsman Club in Willshire and the Willshire Volunteer Fire Department.
Hileman was cared for by CHP's in-home and inpatient hospice programs prior to his passing last February at the age of 96.

The Hileman family's lighthouse will be displayed at the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center, along with those presented in past years. The lighthouse symbolizes the hope, comfort and support provided by hospice when a loved one is facing a life-limiting illness.

The Beacon of Hope dinner and auction is the main fundraising event for CHP's hospice program and is an evening of remembrance and fun. It will be emceed by Rick Small of Mix 98.1 FM in Defiance. Bob Gamble will conduct the auction.

The event includes both live and silent auction items and concludes with a cash raffle drawing for $500, $250, and $100 prizes. Tickets for the event are $20 each and raffle tickets are $1 each, six for $5, or 15 for $10. Tickets are available at Community Health Professionals, 1159 Westwood Dr., Van Wert. Deadline for dinner reservations is April 5.

Auction items include products and services, sports memorabilia, collectibles, tickets and dining, gift certificates, hotel stays, gift baskets, and more. For more information, call (419) 238-9223 or visit