Triangle Heart Gala Selects Elizabeth Wallace of Rocky Top Hospitality

Raleigh, NC, December 11, 2007 --( Dean Ogan, owner of Rocky Top Hospitality, has announced that Elizabeth Wallace, director of corporate affairs, has been named auction chair for the American Heart Association’s 2008 Triangle Heart Gala that will take place on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Embassy Suites in Cary. The Triangle Heart Gala recognizes the dedicated service of the American Heart Association in the Triangle and their mission of building healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, as well as enabling the advancement of groundbreaking medical research and lifesaving knowledge for the Triangle community. Over 500 guests will be attending the black-tie affair. The evening will include live and silent auctions, gourmet dinner, entertainment and dancing. Brad Carr, senior vice president, First Citizens Bank is co-chairing the Auction. For more information, please contact Rachel Starr at 919-463-8326 or

“I am honored to have been selected to chair the Triangle Heart Gala auction,” said Wallace. “This is a great non-profit that focuses on building healthier lives, it is extremely organized and really makes the volunteer experience fantastic.”

About Rocky Top Hospitality:
Rocky Top Hospitality has been devoted to improving Raleigh, North Carolina’s local dining scene since 1998, when their first restaurant opened. Michael Dean’s Wood Oven and Seafood Grill was the culmination of years of planning by owner, Dean Ogan. Six other restaurants have now opened under the Rocky Top Hospitality name. New restaurants are always built from the menu-out, so the emphasis is always on the food and how to create an experience you can’t find anywhere else. For more information visit their Web site at

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