Lodi Memorial Hospital Foundation’s annual SummerFest fundraiser will celebrate its 30th year on Saturday. The annual tradition first began as Mai Fest in May 1984, and included a variety of food, wine and entertainment. The event was moved to July in 1991 and given the name SummerFest.
Since its beginning, more than $2 million has been raised for the hospital, said Jan Chandler, immediate past president of the foundation board and lead volunteer. The funds have been used for projects such as the emergency room, fetal monitors and adult day care.