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Deadline nears for storyteller Bil Lepp's return to St. Claire Foundation Benefit

Foundation news | Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The reservation deadline for the Thursday, June 11, benefit with renowned storyteller Bil Lepp, hosted by the St. Claire Foundation, is May 29.

While seating for the $100-per-plate dinner is limited, some tickets remain, according to Susette Redwine, chair of the Foundation's Signature Event Committee.

"Bil Lepp's style is folksy and family-friendly humor, so this is an ideal family event," Redwine said. Proceeds from the dinner, to be held at Morehead State University's Adron Doran University Center, will assist St. Claire Regional Medical Center in the planning stages of a new medical office building."The anticipation is building, as we are very close to selecting the site for the new building. Then we can move into architectural design and preparations for construction," said SCR President/CEO Mark J. Neff. "This modern, attractive building will house Morehead Medical Specialists, Cave Run Surgical Specialists and other SCR ambulatory services in one convenient location."

Preceding the dinner will be a reception and silent auction at 6 p.m., with the meal to be served at 7 p.m. "Friends of St. Claire" tables of eight are also available. Dress will be evening casual.

Lepp is a frequent participant at the Cave Run Storytelling Festival and has been featured more than a dozen times at the National Storytelling Festival and other major storytelling events, including the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. He has also appeared on the Comedy Central stage.

Often compared to nationally known southern humorist Jeff Foxworthy, Lepp is an award-winning author as well, having created several books of tall tales and audio collections, as well as non-fiction and fiction works.

To make reservations or for more information, contact the St. Claire Foundation at (606) 783-6512 or at