On Friday, October 26th, more than 250 guests attended the 18th-annual Evening for Alzheimer’s Care at Senior Services on Shorefair Drive. This event was created to benefit Senior Services’ Elizabeth and Tab Williams Adult Day Center.
The evening’s honorary chairs were Betty and Jim Brewer. Hunter and Sandlin Douglas and Angie and Everette Murphy were the evening’s event co-chairs. Heading the list of sponsors were the fundraiser’s presenting sponsor, BB&T, and Mr. and Mrs. Toby W. Robertson and Wake Forest Baptist Health, the tent sponsors. Among the other top sponsors were Reynolds American, Arbor Acres, and WestRock. The generosity of these and many other business sponsors and individual patrons and donors, along with the time invested by dedicated committee volunteers, made the evening possible.
The event wouldn’t have been the same without entertainment by Kevin Douthit on the keyboard. Guests mingled while enjoying the music and perusing the wonderful variety of the more than 300 silent auction items donated by generous local businesses and individuals. Five Loaves topped off the occasion with a buffet featuring, as entrees, salmon piccata and grilled Angus flank steak. A salad of mixed greens, two vegetable choices and assorted breads and petite desserts rounded out the menu.
“This is a special fundraiser,” said Leigh Anne Groves, Senior Services’ Chief Development Officer, “both because of the extraordinary level of community support and because of the significance of the cause. By coming together for this event, now each fall for 18 years, businesses and individuals have been making sure that no one needing the services of the Williams Center is turned away because of an inability to pay. It’s not only a fun evening, it’s also an important one—both for the center and the community it serves.”