Don your festive garb, and get ready for a night of holiday celebration, enthusiastic merrymaking, and the delight of giving as the Council on Aging works to raise funds for their much-needed services in the wake of the hurricane.
On Sunday, November 19 from 5-8pm, Council on Aging (COA) will be hosting “Christmas on the River.” This year’s theme will be “A Worldwide Journey of Wine Tasting & Gift Giving from the Heart.” This event is a delightful kickoff to the holiday season that includes a festival of wreaths and other decorations, wine tastings and fair trade items from Amistad, delicious
food, and seasonal music.
All proceeds benefit Care Connection services. Care Connection is a crisis mitigation for seniors with emergency needs for which there is no other funding source. This year, because of Hurricane Irma, the Council anticipates a greater need than ever before to help displaced elders who are trying to return to their homes after flooding.
“It is absolutely crucial that we are able to provide these essential in-home services to our seniors,” Becky Yanni, Executive Director, said. “I can’t think of a better way to bring the community together around the holiday season to support such a worthy cause!” Council on Aging is in search of donations of Christmas wreaths and small trees. These decorations should be made with silk or dried materials and delivered to COA on or before November 3. Sponsorships are also available. The different sponsorship levels include $60 to be an auction sponsor, $250 to be a Ruby Sponsor (which includes 2 event tickets), $500 to be an Emerald Sponsor (which includes 4 event tickets), and $1,000 to be a Diamond Sponsor (which includes 8 event tickets). All sponsorships include numerous recognition opportunities.
Tickets are available for purchase starting October 1 st for $45 each. For more information, please contact Cindy Walker, Development Program Associate, at 904-209-3687 or [email protected]