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Huge Turnout For Saint Francis Miracles Gala

Huge Turnout For Saint Francis Miracles Gala

About 1,400 guests attended the Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center's 28th annual Miracles Gala Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.

The 2017 gala benefits Saint Francis' Women and Infants Services, a personal cause for George and Veronica Payne: Their daughter Evonnica was born there, weighing only 1 pound 13 oz. She is now 2.

"She spent four months at the hospital," says Veronica. "We are so grateful for Saint Francis because they have done so much for us. The entire staff, we are so grateful to them."

Guests enjoyed a cocktail reception, silent wine auction, gourmet dinner and dancing. Celebrity emcee was...

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