Enthusiasm was in the air as over 130 people enjoyed Moretti's pizza and sampled brews on tap at Drink Nightclub on Thursday, June 5. This was the second annual "Beers to You!" beer tasting fundraiser benefiting the Palatine Township Senior Center.
Many people hung out on the patio enjoying the warm weather and upbeat music provided by America's Best DJ's. Karen Fay, Palatine Township Senior Citizens Council board chairman and beer tasting chairman, welcomed guests and acknowledged the sponsors for the evening.
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"I support The Palatine Township Senior Center because they touch so many lives in the Palatine Township and surrounding communities," Fay said. "The programs and services offered are vital to the well-being of older adults and their families and help them stay independent and connected to the community. Because PTSCC is a 501c3 not for profit, they have to raise nearly 60 percent of their revenue each year. One of the ways they do this is by offering fundraisers that are fun and engaging; a gala in February, a beer tasting in June and Girls Night Out in the fall. Thanks for coming, enjoy the evening and 'Beers to You!'"
Nearly $6,500 was raised for the programs and services offered at the Palatine Township Senior Center, making this year an even bigger success than the last.
"I love supporting PTSCC by sponsoring and attending many of their events to show my support of the great work they do," said Megan Rich, Transitional Care liaison at Emeritus at Prospect Heights. "The beer tasting event was yet another great event from the Palatine Township Senior Center. It was a beautiful afternoon to have samples of beer with some colleagues from work. This year I was lucky enough to win the Beer Tasting 50/50 cash raffle, just in time for my upcoming wedding."
The most popular raffle items included a Jonathan Toews Chicago Blackhawks jersey, an iHome wireless audio system, four Cubs tickets, a microbrew beer basket, and a Palatine Park District golf and pool package. There were 25 fabulous items and some enthusiastic winners who were very appreciative of winning some exciting items while supporting a great organization.
Thank you to raffle item donors: Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Ala Carte Entertainment, Belmont Village of Buffalo Grove, BlackFinn American Grille, Castle Chiropractic/Satori Massage Spa, Phyllis Benstein/Mary Kay, Phyllis Benstein/Jewell, Brother's Ribs, Katie Brown/Arbonne International, Chicago Bulls, Chicago Marriott Northwest, Ted Czechorski/Herbalife, Mary Ann Falkenberg, Garibaldi's-Arlington Heights, Bob Haas, Hair Cuttery-Palatine, Heybeck's Meat Market, Holiday Inn Express-Palatine, Karen MacNab/ItWorks!, Thomas Knickerbocker, Palatine Park District, Pinstripes, PTSCC Quilters, The Romejko Family, Sam's of Arlington, The Spiel Foundation and Barbara and Richard Tomasello.
Thank you to sponsors: Diamond Pint Sponsors: Bob Haas, Plum Creek Supportive Living, and the Fay Family; Platinum Stein Sponsor: Patrick Hyundai of Palatine-Please Drink Responsibly, Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care; Golden Mug Sponsors: Plum Grove Nursing and Rehab and Tamarack Independent Retirement Living; Silver Beer Tap Sponsors: Arbonne Internationa l/Katie Brown, Brookdale Plaza of Hoffman Estates, Emeritus at Prospect Heights, LifeStyle Options, Inc., McLin Tours and Travel and Palatine Park District; Bronze Pilsner Sponsors: Jewell/Phyllis Benstein, Lavelle Law, Ltd., Legal Shield/Kim Bitzer, New Day Aging LLC, Sheila and Selwyn Schwartz, and The Face Place MediSpa.
PTSCC thanks its Beer Tasting Committee: Karen Fay, Kelly Anderson, Phyllis Benstein, Donelda Danz, Bob Haas, Diane Iser, Lauren Milani, Mel Quinn, Carol Reagan, Sheila Schwartz, Julie Selof and Marla Shapiro-Gillen.
PTSCC provides programs and services which support older adults and their families by encouraging independence, well-being and connection to the community. 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. For information, visit www.ptscc.org or call (847) 991-1112.
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