We hit the Jackpot with our latest fundraiser, Keuka Comfort Care Home Goes Vegas! A full house had a wonderful four-course meal prepared by the Chef’s, along with the Culinary Students, of the Finger Lakes Community College. Sabrina’s Bake Shoppe, a recent graduate of the program provided themed cupcakes for the dessert. Judy Jones and her dinner dance fund raising committee and friends, went all out to turn the Penn Yan Moose Club into a Casino night club which added to the ambiance of the evening.
With 10 casino tables to entice even the most novice player, everyone had an exciting time playing and betting it all in the name of a great cause! And having the John Bolger Band playing all evening allowed those participants who don’t gamble to show off their dancing skills on the dance floor! The baskets our committee put together from donations from a very generous community were the ace in the hole for the entire evening.
Finally, no event would ever come together without the volunteers who make it happen. The Penn Yan Baseball and Softball kids showed up to help serve and bus the tables along with volunteer wait staff and friends. The Moose Lodge, one of our biggest supporters, once again opened their doors to us and allowed us to take over their kitchen and building! Jeff Ayers designed our eye-catching poster for us. Keuka Lake Coffee Roasters provided the coffee as they also do at the home for us. Our Dealers gave up their evening to gamble to make sure everyone had fun! Our committee, along with a few others, met for a couple of months to work out the details, ran around and asked for donations, made sure the decorations were up, the baskets looked perfect, and whatever was needed…we can’t thank them enough. Lastly a special thank you to Judy Jones and her daughter Natalie Jones…the dinner and Casino Theme were Judy’s idea and together they came up with the decorations which really pulled the whole evening together!!!
Keuka Comfort Care Home opened its doors in September of 2007 and since then has become a vital service to our community caring for 199 people thanks to the generosity of those who support us. KCCH depends on fundraisers like the Casino Night to help fund the $200,000 operating cost of the home. We don’t charge our residents, their families or their insurance companies and we don’t receive any government, federal or state funding. As we go into our 10th year in operation, we are ever so grateful for the compassion of the community we live in, who not only built this home, but have continued to support us throughout the years! We wouldn’t be here without you!
With Gratitude and Appreciation,
Keuka Comfort Care Home