Paula Deen controversy http://apr.org en Paula Deen to Visit Ala. for Hospital Fund-raiser http://apr.org/post/paula-deen-visit-ala-hospital-fund-raiser <p>Celebrity chef Paula Deen is planning to visit a hospital in an Alabama town to help raise money for a hospital and its foundation.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Deen is set to appear at an Aug. 29 ceremony at the Ozark Civic Center in honor of longtime Ozark physician Connie Chandler.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Event coordinator Jenny Tidmore said Deen and Chandler are friends, are Deen agreed in January to attend the event.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Tidmore tells The Dothan Eagle (http://bit.ly/13co3K9) that Deen will entertain the audience "by being her witty, Southern, charming self."<br> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 12:38:05 +0000 The Associated Press 34794 at http://apr.org Paula Deen to Visit Ala. for Hospital Fund-raiser