Sip & Savor supports homebound seniors

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Sip & Savor 2017

Meals On Wheels Delaware has announced that Del-One Federal Credit Union will be the Presenting Sponsor of Sip & Savor, Kent County’s End of Summer Party. Sip & Savor will take place Saturday, September 8, 2018, at a brand new location: Dover Downs Hotel & Casino located in Dover, Delaware from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, 5:30pm admission for VIPs. The event has a casual party atmosphere and will feature a Mardi Gras in the Fall theme. There will be great food provided by Kent County Restaurants, a beer garden, our ever popular live and silent auctions and more.  All proceeds benefit homebound seniors and provide essential funding for the Meals On Wheels programs provided by the Modern Maturity Center, CHEER, City Fare, Meals On Wheels Lewes Rehoboth and Newark Senior Center.

Amy Resh, Director of Marketing for Del-One Federal Credit Union and Del-One Foundation President said, “Del-One Federal Credit Union is proud to support Meals on Wheels Delaware as the Presenting Sponsor for the Sip & Savor event. Community service is a constant focus at the credit union, as Del-One understands and embraces the needs of the community and strives to support local organizations such as Meals on Wheels Delaware in their mission to assist and support home-bound seniors.”

Guests will enjoy tastings by local favorites including Abbott’s Grill, Bonz Restaurant & Lounge, BreakThru Beverage, Brick Works Brewing and Eats, Chaiyo Sushi and Thai Cuisine, Chick-fil-A of North Dover, Fordham & Dominion Brewing, Frankie’s Italian Restaurant, Harvest Ridge Winery & Rebel Seed Cider, Hilton Garden Inn, Hungry Spork, La Baguette Bakery and Catering, La Hacienda, Maple Dale Country Club, Michele’s at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, Mispillion River Brewing, Standard Distributing Co, Inc., Texas Roadhouse, The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille and Wild Quail Golf & Country Club. Guests will also have the option to attend an after party at Fire & Ice with the Don’t Call Me Francis band. For an up to date listing of restaurants, beverage providers and supporters, check out the event details at www.mealsonwheelsde.org or on our Sip & Savor event Facebook page.

Dover Downs Hotel & Casino will be the host sponsor of the event. It will take place in The Rollins Center®, an 18,000-sq.-ft., column-free ballroom with 22′ ceiling. “We are proud to host this amazing event. Meals on Wheels provides a valuable service to Delawareans and we are happy to assist with the Sip & Savor Fundraiser,” said Ed Sutor, President and CEO of Dover Downs Hotel & Casino.

The mission of Meals On Wheels Delaware is to ensure – through the provision of financial and human resources – that every eligible senior in the State of Delaware receives a hot, nutritious meal in their home. All funds raised at Sip & Savor will help to ensure that no senior is put on a meal waiting list. The community support established through event sponsorship, ticket purchases, auction donations, and volunteer efforts helps guarantee every Delaware senior is able to receive a hot, nutritious meal and can rely on a friendly volunteer to deliver nourishment to their home each weekday. A nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, Meals On Wheels Delaware is a public/private partnership between the federal government, the State of Delaware, five meal-providing agencies and thousands of volunteers from corporations, civic, religious and community groups. Additional financial and volunteer resources are made available for agency providers, to ensure that no senior in Delaware is on a waiting list for a hot meal delivered to their home.

Last year, Meals On Wheels volunteers delivered over 706,910 hot, nutritious meals to over 4,300 homebound seniors statewide, along with a gift of health, independence and companionship.

Community members Candice C. Fifer, LCSW and Meghan Clapp Garrison, Sales Manager of Dover Rent-All Tents and Events are co-chairs this year. Candice states, “My involvement with the Sip & Savor committee has opened my 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.” Meghan says, “I have volunteered on the various fundraising event committees for Meals On Wheels Delaware, for a number of years, and my involvement has brought awareness of the ongoing need for this service in our community. The program helps our local senior citizens to not only receive a healthy meal, but also have a happier and better quality of life! The annual fundraising events Meals On Wheels Delaware hosts throughout the year, such as Sip & Savor, help to not only raise community awareness but also raise the funds needed to make all of this possible! It is very gratifying to know that my participation and sponsorship is making a difference!”

Entry to Sip & Savor is $85 per person until September 1st, and $100 afterwards — tickets are available online. Meals on Wheels Delaware is once again offering a “Special Group Rate” ticket for groups of six or more for $70 per person. The special group rate tickets can only be purchased online. To purchase tickets, please visit www.mealsonwheelsde.org/sip-savor.

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