'Thirsty Thursday' event aids Palatine Township Senior Center

  • From left, Diane Iser, event chairwoman and first vice board chair; Donelda Danz, board chairwoman; and Jenny Garcia-Macko, board member, all welcomed guests and sponsors to the "Thirsty Thursday" Summer Kickoff event.

    From left, Diane Iser, event chairwoman and first vice board chair; Donelda Danz, board chairwoman; and Jenny Garcia-Macko, board member, all welcomed guests and sponsors to the "Thirsty Thursday" Summer Kickoff event. Courtesy of Palatine Township Senior Citizens Council

 
Submitted by Palatine Township Senior Citizens Council
Posted7/17/2018 9:02 AM

More than 140 people enjoyed food and beverages from Rocco Vino's Twin Lakes on Thursday, June 21, for the sixth annual summer fundraiser "Thirsty Thursday," benefiting the Palatine Township Senior Center.

Due to weather concerns the day of the event, the venue was changed from Salt Creek Twin Lakes to the Salt Creek Sports Complex, where guests were sure to stay dry. Donelda Danz, Palatine Township Senior Citizens Council board chairwoman, and Diane Iser, Palatine Township Senior Citizens Council first vice chairwoman and Thirsty Thursday committee chair, welcomed guests, acknowledged the sponsors for the evening, and thanked everyone for their flexibility in the change of venue.

 

There were 32 raffle baskets and four Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers tickets were a hit as a silent auction item. The most popular items included several liquor baskets, a grill and gift certificates for summer outings.

Thank you to the Palatine Township Senior Citizens Council's community-minded donors, supporters and attendees who helped raise nearly $9,500 for the programs and services offered at the senior center.

Committee Chairwoman Diane Iser, said, "The seniors who utilize the Palatine Senior Center are thirsty also. They are thirsty for self-fulfilling lives, they are thirsty for access to good nutrition, and they are thirsty for social connection. Your presence here tonight quenches that thirst. I am thrilled with the success of the event. All of the hard work of the committee paid off in seeing increased funds raised that will directly impact the lives of our seniors. My gratitude goes to all of the Thirsty Thursday committee members and Palatine Township Senior Citizens Council staff."

A thank you goes to event sponsors: Diamond Pint sponsors: Bob Haas, Asbury Court, Addolorata Villa-Franciscan Communities, Dowell Group, Palatine Park District, State Senator Tom Rooney.

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Platinum Stein sponsors: Lake Barrington Woods, Lavelle Law, Ltd., Mary Tarbit, MeritCorp Group, LLC.

Golden Mug sponsors: Assisting Hands Home Care, Solstice Senior Living, and Waverly Inn Memory Care.

Silver Beer Tap sponsors: J & J Paving, Diane & Russ Iser, The Grand at Twin Lakes, Loving Care Animal Hospital, Belmont Village, Palatine Bank & Trust.

Bronze Pilsner sponsors: Maryann Duffy. Beverage sponsor: Rocco Vino's-Twin Lakes.

Thanks also to the Summer Kickoff committee: Diane Iser, Donelda Danz, Maryann Duffy, Karen Fay, Amy Hoffman, Kate Johnson, Audrey Olsen and Carol Reagan.

The Palatine Township Senior Citizens Council provides programs and services that support older adults and their families by encouraging independence, well-being and connection to the community.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Its Recreation, Education, Health and Wellness, Noon Dining, Home Delivered Meals, Adult Day Care and Social Services programs are available to persons 50 and better 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 six satellite locations.

The Social Services staff also makes home visits as needed. For information, visit www.ptscc.org or call (847) 991-1112.

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