A record crowd turned out to support Yolo Hospice recently at a benefit evening at the Buckhorn Steakhouse in Winters, raising about $10,700, organizers said last week.
Sponsored by the nonprofit hospice’s Board of Directors, the event featured a giant raffle to supplement the earnings. The raffle alone brought in more than $5,000, said RoseMarie Hendrickx, secretary of the hospice board.
The Buckhorn donated 15 percent of the evening’s sales of food and beverages, Hendrickx said.
“We are so grateful to the Buckhorn for allowing us to enjoy this special evening every year,” she said. “This year marked the fifth annual event, and it was a great way to celebrate hospice’s 40th year of operation in Yolo and surrounding counties.”
Hendrickx also offered thanks to the more than 270 people who made dinner reservations for the Buckhorn fundraiser, and to the individuals and businesses who donated raffle prizes.
“RoseMarie has become famous for her fabulous raffle baskets,” said Sharon Blaha, also a hospice board member. “Don’t miss this event next year if you’ve never attended: the prizes and the dinner itself can’t be beat.”
Yolo Hospice is a nonprofit, community-based organization that provides expert and compassionate hospice care, palliative care, bereavement services and public education about end-of-life issues for all people in the region’s culturally diverse community.
The organization has been serving patients and families in Colusa, Sacramento, Solano, Sutter, and Yolo Counties for 40 years. In 2017, it formed a strategic alliance with Citizens Who Care to expand its services, particularly in the area of caregiver support.
The Yolo Hospice’s official 40th anniversary celebration: The annual Luminaries for Life event will be recast as a magical dinner-dance gala on Oct. 10 at the Yolo Fliers Club, 17980 County Rd 94B, Woodland.
For more information about hospice and its many programs, visit www.yolohospice.org or call 530-758-5566.]]>