The Friends of the Temple Community Clinic recently held the 20th annual Caring Ball, themed “A Night in Tuscany,” at the Frank W. Mayborn Civic & Convention Center. This event featured a special wine-tasting and dinner catered by Waco’s Bestyett Catering and music provided by the Argyles.

The evening began with a silent and live auction and concluded with dancing until midnight. All proceeds from the event went to supporting the Temple Community Clinic.

The Temple Community Clinic Inc. is a community-based organization providing free health care to the working poor, qualified uninsured and those with overwhelming medical debt in the Bell County area since 1992. Dedicated to addressing more than just the physical needs of the patients by innovative high-quality services including health education and research, the goal of Temple Community Clinic Inc. is to be a focal point of compassion and caring in the City of Temple. The clinic staff consists of highly qualified volunteer physicians, nurses and dentists from Scott & White Memorial Hospital and Clinic and various private practices. Volunteers from community organizations and the business community assist with office responsibilities.

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(From left) COL Ed Higgins, Susan Higgins, Maudean Smith and Joe Smith pose for a portrait during the 20th annual Friends of the Temple Community Clinic Caring Ball at the Frank W. Mayborn Civic Center on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Michael Miller/Telegram

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Adam and Jessica Ott pose for a portrait during the 20th annual Friends of the Temple Community Clinic Caring Ball at the Frank W. Mayborn Civic Center on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Michael Miller/Telegram

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Casey and Ryan Holler pose for a portrait during the 20th annual Friends of the Temple Community Clinic Caring Ball at the Frank W. Mayborn Civic Center on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Michael Miller/Telegram

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(From left) James Brien, Ellen Brien, Dorothy Granfor, Jim Granfor, Susan Kamas and James Kamas pose for a portrait during the 20th annual Friends of the Temple Community Clinic Caring Ball at the Frank W. Mayborn Civic Center on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Michael Miller/Telegram

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(From left) Joel Crenshaw, Myra Crenshaw, Kimberly Scherer and Scott Scherer pose for a portrait during the 20th annual Friends of the Temple Community Clinic Caring Ball at the Frank W. Mayborn Civic Center on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Michael Miller/Telegram

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(From left) Gerry Gamble, Patti Gamble, Wendell Williams, Carolyn Williams, Michelle Fettig and Bill DiGaetano pose for a portrait during the 20th annual Friends of the Temple Community Clinic Caring Ball at the Frank W. Mayborn Civic Center on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Michael Miller/Telegram

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Derick Aguirre, Elizabeth Aguirre, Paul Mansour, Sarah Mansour, Kelly Hawks and Sumita Varghees pose for a portrait during the 20th annual Friends of the Temple Community Clinic Caring Ball at the Frank W. Mayborn Civic Center on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Michael Miller/Telegram

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Chris and Lenore Chiles pose for a portrait during the 20th annual Friends of the Temple Community Clinic Caring Ball at the Frank W. Mayborn Civic Center on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Michael Miller/Telegram

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Gerry and Patti Gamble pose for a portrait during the 20th annual Friends of the Temple Community Clinic Caring Ball at the Frank W. Mayborn Civic Center on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Michael Miller/Telegram

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Joe and Katie Brading pose for a portrait during the 20th annual Friends of the Temple Community Clinic Caring Ball at the Frank W. Mayborn Civic Center on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Michael Miller/Telegram

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(From left) Christina Marshall, Laura Frazier and Jessica Amos pose for a portrait during the 20th annual Friends of the Temple Community Clinic Caring Ball at the Frank W. Mayborn Civic Center on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Michael Miller/Telegram

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(From left) Helen Greenberg, Crissie Richardson, Angie Gentry, Bobby Greenberg, Cassie Campbell, Carolyn Jackson, Lauren Ratcliff and Taylor Ratcliff pose for a portrait during the 20th annual Friends of the Temple Community Clinic Caring Ball at the Frank W. Mayborn Civic Center on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Michael Miller/Telegram

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Anthony and Cyndi Woytek pose for a portrait during the 20th annual Friends of the Temple Community Clinic Caring Ball at the Frank W. Mayborn Civic Center on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Michael Miller/Telegram

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Blake and Misty Stapp pose for a portrait during the 20th annual Friends of the Temple Community Clinic Caring Ball at the Frank W. Mayborn Civic Center on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Michael Miller/Telegram

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Alicia and Danny Dunn pose for a portrait during the 20th annual Friends of the Temple Community Clinic Caring Ball at the Frank W. Mayborn Civic Center on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Michael Miller/Telegram

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Jeff Ward and Nifty Gosney pose for a portrait during the 20th annual Friends of the Temple Community Clinic Caring Ball at the Frank W. Mayborn Civic Center on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Michael Miller/Telegram

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Dawna and John Mischtian pose for a portrait during the 20th annual Friends of the Temple Community Clinic Caring Ball at the Frank W. Mayborn Civic Center on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Michael Miller/Telegram

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(From left) Jeff Ward, Nifty Gosney, Dawna Mischtian, Alicia Dunn, John Mischtian and Danny Dunn pose for a portrait during the 20th annual Friends of the Temple Community Clinic Caring Ball at the Frank W. Mayborn Civic Center on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Michael Miller/Telegram

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