14th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner
The Old Grist Mill Tavern has hosted the St. Patrick’s Day fundraiser for the Little Sisters of the Poor for more than a decade. What began as a small dinner at Jeanne Jugan Residence has grown into an all-day affair at the restaurant. The Old Grist Mill along with the collaboration and donations from a multitude of vendors, dedicated volunteers, and generous benefactors, all contribute to its success in support of our mission. We are ever-grateful.
Each year when we call The Old Grist Mill Tavern to see if they are willing to host the event for us, the answer is always a resounding ‘Yes!’ This year more than 1000 tickets were sold. It was wonderful to see many familiar faces, and meet new friends, each and every one helping us to care for our elderly family. We remain grateful to Greg and Sue Esmay for their many years of hosting the dinner for us. “We thoroughly enjoy hosting this annual event to help Little Sisters. In fact, the entire OGM staff looks forward it!” Greg shared in advance of this year’s dinner.
In addition to generous vendors and hardworking restaurant staff, we are also very grateful to volunteers from our Home as well as the Navigant Credit Union VForce – twenty in total, who help in the kitchen, dining room, selling scones and tickets for the Pot of Gold. Would you believe that more than 400 bags of scones were sold? That is more than 2000 scones, handmade with love by the Little Sisters. And for many who could not attend, we are so very grateful for the encouraging letters and generous donations sent through the mail.
May God bless you all for your generous support of our mission. We hope to see you again next year!