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During preparation for last year’s Good News Clinics’ Annual Fundraising Dinner, a few of the performers from the 2011 Physician Talent Review enjoy a quick break. Pictured from left are Fred Mulkey, Dr. Bill Hallowes, Dr. John Darden, Dr. Holt Harrison, Allen Nivens, Chris Wright and Dr. Tennent Slack.

Physician Talent Review

When: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27

Where: First Baptist Church Banquet Hall, 715 Green St., Gainesville

How much: $50 per person, $400 table for eight, silver sponsorship $1,000, gold sponsorship $2,500

Are you ready to watch some local doctors perform with a different kind of sharp instrument?

The Physician Talent Review returns this year, showcasing the talents of local physicians and friends, at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at the First Baptist Church Banquet Hall, 715 Green St., Gainesville.

The event is the annual fundraising dinner for Good News Clinics in Gainesville.

The show will feature entertainment by Drs. John Darden, Cathy Finch, Mike Gottsman, Bill Hallowes, Holt Harrison and Tennent Slack as well as Fred Mulkey, Allen Nivens and Christ Wright. The lineup has been expanded to include Drs. Tim Scully and Jack Griffeth.

“Last year, this group received rave reviews by those in attendance,” said Dr. Richard Bennett, GNC board chairman. “We’re very excited and appreciative that these physicians are donating their time and talent to help support the much needed services provided by GNC.”

Tickets are $50 per person or $400 for a reserved table for eight. Preferred seating and a table for eight are available with a silver sponsorships for $1,000 or gold for $2,500.

The evening includes a seated dinner and presentation of the Dr. Sam Poole Volunteer of the Year Award to an outstanding volunteer.

Funds from the event will help the clinics meet a recent fundraising challenge to raise $80,000 by the end of September for a matching grant. The money will go toward annual operating expenses so volunteer physicians and dentists can continue to serve those in need in Hall County with free health care services.

Since 1993 Good News Clinics has been offering free health care services to uninsured residents of Hall County whose income falls below 150 percent of the federal poverty level and who have no other means of health care. During a span of nearly 20 years, the scope of services offered by the nonprofit has grown to include medical care, dental care, medications, patient education and specialty care referrals from volunteer medical professionals.