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"Beers to You!" Fundraiser raises $4,200 for Palatine Senior Center

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  • "Beers to You!"

    "Beers to You!"
    Julie Selof

Julie Selof, Development Associate at the Palatine Township Senior Center

Shouts of joy were heard from the crowd of 100+ people at the first annual Palatine Township Senior Citizens Council's (PTSCC) "Beers to You!" Beer Tasting Fundraising event, as the winning raffle numbers were called. Excitement was in the air as people enjoyed pizza and sampled brews from the expansive list of 18 beers on tap at Lamplighter Inn Tavern and Grille on June 5th, 2013. To satisfy people's snack craving, PTSCC sold Pretzel Necklaces for $2 each or 1 Ticket. $4,200 was raised for the Palatine Township Senior Center, making the inaugural event a great success!

Nicole Finnegan, Admission Director at The Arlington Rehabilitation & Living Center was a sponsor and attended the event and said, "All that attended from The Arlington Rehab had a wonderful time. It was very nice and well put together. Everyone was very friendly, and the raffle was an added bonus!"

The most popular raffle items included a Patrick Sharp Chicago Blackhawks jersey; Kenny Chesney Corona cooler; a basket filled with a bottle of wine, Lamplighter Inn gift card and a VIP Dinner Package at Tony Sacco's; and a basket with a beautiful handmade quilt, Bath and Body Works products and one night stay at the Marriot Hotel in Hoffman Estates. We had some enthusiastic winners, appreciative of winning some fabulous items while supporting a great organization.

Our 50/50 Raffle was a big hit as well. With ticket prices at $2 each, 3 for $5, 10 for $10 or 25 for $20, who could beat those odds.

Thank you to our raffle item donors: American Chartered Bank, Castle Chiropractic/Satori Massage Spa, Chicago Marriot Northwest, Elderwerks, Gigi Hill/Phyllis Benstein, Home Instead, Junk Remedy, Lamplighter Inn Tavern and Grille, Carrie Lawry, Beth McCarren, Palatine Park District, Mel Quinn, Carol Reagan, Kevin and Tami Romejko, The Arlington Rehabilitation and Living Center, The Fay Family, Barbara Tomasello, and Tony Saccos.

Thank you Don Doty with DBL. D's Entertainment and Sound Solutions for providing the music for the evening.

Thank you to our sponsors: Platinum Stein Sponsors: American Chartered Bank, Comfort Keepers, Palatine Bank and Trust, Plum Grove Nursing and Rehab, SPI Restoration and Construction, Tamarack Independent Retirement Living, The Arlington Rehabilitation and Living Center and The Fay Family. Silver Beer Tap Sponsors: Arbonne International/Katie Brown and Castle Chiropractic and Bronze Pilsner Sponsors: Deal with Diamond/Coldwell Banker/Amy Diamond, True Value Home Care LLC.

Thank you to everyone who made this a great event and cared to support older adults in the Palatine area.

PTSCC is celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year of providing programs and services which support older adults and their families by encouraging independence, well-being and connection to the community.

Our Recreation, Education, Health and Wellness, Noon Dining, Home Delivered Meals, Adult Day Care, and Social Services programs are available to persons 50 and older and their families who live in Palatine Township and the surrounding communities in the north and northwest suburbs. Services are available in English, Spanish and Russian at seven satellite locations. Our Social Services staff also makes home visits as needed. For more information, visit our website at or call 847-991-1112.