The Roaring 20’s Are Back!

For two weeks now I’ve had a big grin spanning my face because of the great success of our most recent Pensacola Branch fundraiser. On Friday, August 24th, the hard work of a few staff and lots of volunteers culminated in one of the best events I’ve ever had the opportunity to attend. While racking my brain this week thinking of what I’d write to you about, I’ve decided to simply show you what you missed if you didn’t have the opportunity to be a part of the 18th Annual Evening of Comedy benefiting Covenant Hospice. The event’s theme was “The Roaring 20’s” and attendees, staff, and volunteers really decided to have fun with their costumes! After this post, I know you’ll mark your calendars to be a part of the fun in 2013, and I can’t wait to see you there! 

First thing’s first…Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers and staff who worked so hard to make this event happen!

Some new volunteers really went all out on their costumes and took it to the next level!  Thank you to Mike and Rebecca Thomas, pictured below, who served as host/hostess and helped with the drawing and live auctions! 

Of course, we can’t forget about our AMAZING community sponsors that make each of our events possible and support our mission in the community each and every day! 

Just about 400 community members, strong supporters of Covenant Hospice, were in attendance at the phenomenal event and helped add to the theme by donning some roaring 20’s attire, as well. 

The the drawing and silent and live auctions were a big hit with the crowd, spurring bidding war after bidding war as attendees raised their paddles to win amazing prizes and support the organization! Pictured below is just one of over a hundred silent auction prizes available at the Evening of Comedy, a delicious basket of goodies and olive oils from a donor and Platinum Sponsor of the event, The Bodacious Olive. Thanks to them and all the donors and sponsors that made the night possible!

 

The icing on the cake of the evening was the comedian, Keith Alberstadt, who brought the crowd to tears (of laughter!) 

Thanks to everyone for helping to make the night such a “roaring” success and so much fun for everyone in attendance! The great news is that we hit and exceeded our fundraising goal for the evening, money that will go toward important unfunded programs for patients and families and help to ensure that Covenant Hospice will always be there to care for the patients and families that need us, regardless of their ability to pay.

If you would like to get involved in an event like this one as a volunteer, don’t delay! Click here to find a Volunteer Manager near you that will help you get started today!  We’re waiting to hear from you!

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