Breaking News Bar
posted: 8/16/2013 11:21 AM

Chicago swing band highlights BACOA fundraiser

hello
Success - Article sent! close
  • More than 200 people attended last year's "Aged to Perfection," BACOA's annual winetasting fundraiser. This year, the event will be Friday, Sept. 6, at Makray Memorial Golf Club in Barrington. For information, visit bacoa.org.

    More than 200 people attended last year's "Aged to Perfection," BACOA's annual winetasting fundraiser. This year, the event will be Friday, Sept. 6, at Makray Memorial Golf Club in Barrington. For information, visit bacoa.org.

 
Submitted by Barrington Area Council on Aging

Chicago swing bandleader Alan Gresik highlights a night of music, food and auctions at the Barrington Area Council on Aging's "A Night of Chicago Swing Benefitting BACOA."

The event will be from 6:30-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at Makray Memorial Golf Club, 1010 S. Northwest Hwy., Barrington.

Gresik directs the Swing Shift Orchestra every Thursday at Chicago's historic Green Mill Lounge. He leads a variety of smaller groups that play throughout the Chicago area and perform a variety of music styles.

Guests at "Aged to Perfection" will also have a chance to win the evening's main raffle item: The Wagon of Wine, two cases of wine specially selected by Wine Discount Center.

This year's event offers early-bird pricing. Tickets are $100 until Aug. 23; $115 after. Reservations are available from BACOA at (847) 381-5030; online reservations are available at www.bacoa.org.

Proceeds from the event benefit BACOA's services and programs for seniors and caregivers. These include Meals with Wheels, information and resources on aging-related issues, social and recreational programs for seniors, supportive services for family caregivers, support and education groups.

The event will be sponsored by Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital; Alden Estates of Barrington; PricewaterhouseCoopers; and The Garlands of Barrington; BMO Harris Bank is the entertainment sponsor.

For advance tickets or more information, call the Barrington Area Council on Aging at (847) 381-5030.

    Winner - 2015 Best Website
    Illinois Press Association
    Illinois Press Association