Meals On Wheels Delaware to Hold Third Annual “Sip & Savor” Fundraiser Sept. 10
Meals On Wheels Delaware will close out another summer with the annual Sip & Savor fundraiser.
On Saturday, Sept. 10, the annual Meals On Wheels Delaware Sip & Savor event will take place at the Wild Quail Golf & Country Club located in Dover, Del. The event, known as the organizations end of summer celebration, will be held from 6-9 p.m.
Sip & Savor will feature food, live entertainment and a silent auction, as well as craft beers tastings, wines and specialty cocktails from Kent County restaurants. Participating restaurants include Bonz Restaurant & Lounge, Classic Cakes, Loockerman Catering, Painted Stave Distilling and more.
Regina Dodds, Director of Events for Meals On Wheels Delaware, says the organization is ecstatic to be holding the event for the third year.
“This year we are grateful for the continued support of community, businesses, and restaurants in the area,” Dodds says. “We thank those who have joined us and supported us in past years, and welcome all new sponsors, volunteers, and restaurants to the fun!”
According to Dodds, the event evolved from the organization’s previous Kent County event called Denim & Diamonds. Sip & Savor will keep the same casual atmosphere and the concept of inviting the restaurant community to showcase and share their specialties with hundreds of guests.
“When we changed the event from D&D we moved to Wild Quail which gave us the opportunity to have the entire event in doors as well as lowered our expenses allowing us to raise more funds in support of our mission,” Dodds says.
According to Dodds, Sip & Savor is Meals On Wheels Delware’s only major event in Kent County. The proceeds will benefit homebound seniors and provide additional funding for the five meal-providing agencies throughout the state, of whom Meals On Wheels Delaware supports. According to Meals On Wheels Delaware, all funds will help ensure no senior is put on a meal waiting list, guaranteeing every Delaware senior is able to receive a hot, nutritious meal delivered to their home each weekday.
Candice C. Fifer, event co-chair, says her involvement with the committee has opened her eyes to the growing need of programs like Meals On Wheels.
“Understanding that the Meals On Wheels Volunteers are sometimes the only face these seniors could see in a day, gives me a greater understanding that this program is about more than just a meal,” Fifer says.
To learn more about the event, visit www.mealsonwheelsde.org/sip-savor.