SAINT AUGUSTINE – “Christmas on the River,.” a yearly holiday fundraiser sponsored by the Council on Aging continues from from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 19. With the theme “A Worldwide Journey of Wine Tasting & Gift Giving from the Heart,” the yearly celebration is described as a delightful kickoff to the holiday season that includes a festival of wreaths and other decorations, wine tastings from Amistad, fair trade items, delicious food, and seasonal music.
All proceeds benefit Care Connection services. Care Connection is our crisis mitigation for seniors with emergency needs for which there is no other funding source. This year, because of Hurricane Irma, we anticipate 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 Nov. 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 Oct. 1 t for $45 each. For more information, please contact Cindy Walker, Development Program Associate, at 904.209.3687 or firstname.lastname@example.org.