The Adirondack Theatrical Players And The Knights Of Columbus Hosted “A Perfect Wedding” as a Dinner Theater Fundraiser On May 21st & May 22nd To Benefit Gateway House Of Peace, A Local Charitable Hospice Organization.
Greenfield Center, NY, May 23rd, 2010 – Gateway House of Peace, Inc. a Saratoga County Charitable Hospice is pleased to report on yet another successful fundraiser and community awareness event, co-sponsored by The Adirondack Theatrical Players and the Saratoga Knights of Columbus. The event took place this past weekend, under the direction of Fran Williams from The Adirondack Theatrical Players and David Marsh from the Knights of Columbus. The event raised more than $3,500 in proceeds which will benefit Gateway House of Peace and their vision to build a home to serve patients under the care of hospice.
On both evenings, local supporters, community leaders, and friends of Gateway House of Peace came together to show their support for Gateway’s vision. Each evening began with a full buffet sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, at their facility on the corner of Pine Street and Route 29 in Saratoga Springs, NY. The Adirondack Theatrical Players did an amazing job at keeping the room filled with laughter for the entire evening.
Gateway’s major goals for this event were to raise funds, build awareness, educate the community, while providing a fun evening for our supporters. Gateway achieved all of its goals over the course of this past weekend. The theme for Saturday evening’s presentation was “Hospice is About Living”. In opening the evening’s presentation, Paul Brisson, a Board Member for Gateway House of Peace asked the audience to answer a question, “Hospice is about…?” Several supporters responded with various answers. Mr. Brisson then elaborated on how in a word “hospice is about living”. Also in attendance on Saturday evening was Ryan J. Trzaskowski, CEO of Mountain Valley Hospice. Mr. Brisson asked if he could share his experiences, personally and professionally with the supporters in attendance. Mr. Trzaskowski spoke about why hospice is so important to the community, and the overwhelming need for more homes such as Gateway is seeking to build in our community.
In less than two days Gateway House of Peace raised more than $3,500 in the form of ticket sales and program sponsorship. Several community organizations and businesses we instrumental in sponsoring the event’s program, including: Mountain Valley Hospice: Serving Communities in Northern Saratoga County, The Greenfield Community & Business Association, Walter Chandler Forestry Services, Pulmonary Physicians of Saratoga, The Wesley Community, and Unity Lodge No. 22 Free & Accepted Masons.
If you are passionate about bringing comfort and dignity to the terminally ill, Gateway can offer you an amazing opportunity which will have a lasting impact on your community. You can help bring comfort and dignity to the terminally ill of our community in many ways. It takes every kind of person, with every kind of skill-set and experience level, to build our future home. Gateway is seeking individuals who like working in a team environment and giving back to their community. We have an immediate need of the following: Financial Donations, Land Donation of 2.5-5 Acres, Volunteers for Outreach & Fundraising Events, Public Speakers & Hosts for Speaking Events, College & High School Interns, Grant Writing Professionals, Experienced Health Care Professionals, & Business and Community Leaders.
To learn more please call (518) 893-6443 or visit the Gateway House of Peace Website at www.gatewayhouseofpeace.org. For those wishing to mail donations, please make checks payable to ‘Gateway House of Peace’ and mail to P.O. Box 145, Greenfield Center, NY 12833.