“The ‘Tour of Tables’ is a terrific expression of our community’s dedication to our programs,” said Sara Jeffery, a member of Oaklawn’s Development team who is coordinating the event. “It’s also a nice way to spend an evening together while providing funds for an excellent service like Hospice.”
“The goal, as always, is to make the event fun for participants and their guests, by filling the dining area with tables decorated in various themes,” Jeffery said. Sponsored tables are decorated and set to reflect themes established by the table hosts.
Last year’s top winner was a “Roman Journey” themed table. It was decorated and sponsored by Oaklawn’s Nursing Administration and Surgery staff.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, followed by a social hour and public viewing of the tables, with dinner being served at 7 p.m. All guests will have a chance to vote on which table should be the 2017 winner.
“We’re very grateful for the support we’ve received over the years that shows how much this community cares about Oaklawn Hospice,” Jeffery said. “We invite businesses and individuals throughout the area to join us in this effort.”
Funds raised go directly to support Oaklawn Hospice’s comprehensive healthcare program, which works to meet the physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs of persons with life-limiting conditions and their families.
Tables seating four, six, eight, and 10 will be available on a first-come basis. The cost of purchasing a table will be $75 per seat. Hosts frequently exchange the dinner tickets for donations from their guests.
Those seeking more details about the Tour of Tables, whether to participate in or donate to the events, may contact Sara Jeffery at (269) 789-3942 or firstname.lastname@example.org.