By Jackie Nelson
This Monday evening, Schowalter Villa hosted its annual Enchanted Evening fundraiser.
According to Schowalter Villa Fund Advancement Director Ariana Kauffman, the event was a complete success.
“Schowalter Villa’s annual gala, ”An Enchanted Evening,” again was a success, with a sold-out attendance of 205 for the Nov. 11 event at Mabee Center, Cross Winds, in Hesston,” she said.
Attendees were treated to culinary creations from The Water’s Edge’s Executive Chef Tom Basore and special musical guests.
“Tom created a southern New Orleans menu, serving cheesy grits, jambalaya, lightly sweetened cornbread and red velvet cake. The Upbeats of Wichita provided the evening’s contemporary and blues musical entertainment,” said Kauffman
Kauffman said the attendees generosity added a significant sum to the Schowalter Villa’s Good Samaritan fund.
“Proceeds from the gala raised $33,750 to benefit Schowalter Villa's Good Samaritan Caring Fund for residents whose resources are depleted,” she said.
Kauffman said she was very pleased with the event and Villa supporters.
“We appreciate all our donors who help support the gala, ultimately making a positive impact for our Healthcare and Assisted Living residents who depend on this fund.”
Kauffman extended special thanks to local businesses for underwriting costs to ensure all donations were given to the Good Samaritan Fund.
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