For the last two years, the Rappahannock Benevolent Fund’s fundraising committee held a “Celebrity Waiter Dinner” to help raise money to aid residents in the county who are experiencing financial needs they are unable to handle on their own. However, due to the unfortunate circumstance of a fire at the Sperryville School House (formerly the Link), we are not able to have our usual full-course dinner event. Instead, we are planning a smaller event and are asking for your participation and contributions to this worthy cause. This is the new plan:
What: An Evening of Hors d’oeuvres & Merriment
Where: Washington Fire Hall
When: Saturday, Jan. 28, 6 to 9 p.m.
Why: To solicit contributions to help those with financial needs in the community
Cost: $50 per person
This will be a fun mix-and-mingle event, with entertainment, raffles, auctions and more throughout the evening. It will be structured so guests can come and go during the evening. Hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer and soft drinks will be served throughout.
To assist us in our planning, it would be helpful to have a count of attendees. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the number of people who plan on coming. You can send your checks to the Benevolent Fund, c/o Trinity Church, Box 299, Washington, VA 22747. Please note on your check that it is for the Merriment Evening. Or you can pay at the door.
We want you to remember that the need for financial assistance does not go away just because we are unable to follow through with a plan we know works.