Toast of the Town
  • Toast of the Town  

    Toast of the Town is a series of private, theme-based parties held in the spring every year. The committee promises a wide variety of parties to entice and entertain participants.

    It is through the generous support of our sponsors that Toast of the Town continues to provide important funding for the programs and services at St. John’s Hospital.

    Friends of St. John’s Hospital invites you to be a part of the 21st annual Toast of the Town. This premier fund-raising event features a series of private parties held between April and September. Funds from the 2014 event will be used to purchase a new obstetrics ultrasound machine for St. John’s Women’s Services.

    2014 parties with openings 
    Friday, May 2nd, 2014
    Engrained Brewing Company, 1120 West Lincolnshire Boulevard

    Hosted by: Harold O’Shea Builders and Jane & Mike Cottrell
    Bypass the hardware and paint stores and head straight to Engrained Brewing Company. Finally, a weekend project you can look forward to! Grab a glass and prepare to “Build-A-Beer” compliments of Springfield’s newest and most sought after microbrewery. Pair your craft beer with an impressive selection of delicious farm-to-table specialty hors d’oeuvres. Enjoy a private tour of the brewery and music by acoustic guitarist Jackson Price.
    Hors d’oeuvres buffet for 50
    Casual attire
    Special ticket pricing for young professionals: $50 each

    A League of their Own
    Wednesday, May 14th
    6:30 pm
    Erin’s Pavilion, 4965 South Second Street

    Hosted by: Missy & John Broeker, Jen & Ben Call, Lynn & John Eck, Jr., Kathy & Chris Hanken, Cris & Kevin Lust, Courtney & Scott Norris, Ben Sowle and Sherri & Jeff Stauffer
    What do you get when you combine America’s favorite pastime and the greatest rivalry in baseball? A Cubs vs. Cards viewing party! No matter which franchise you root for, you’re welcome to cheer your team to victory. Enjoy friendly competition with talk of the “rally squirrel” and the “curse of the billy goat” as you watch the game on the big screen. An endless buffet of all your ballpark favorites will keep you fueled ‘til the ninth inning. Play ball!
    Buffet dinner for 50
    Cubs or Cards attire
    Tickets are $125 each

    Call or email Friends of St. John's Hospital at (217) 757-6555 or to reserve your spot at one of these parties today!