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POUGHKEEPSIE — Once again, Grace Episcopal Church is hosting its annual fundraising event, in its 14th year (last year’s event was canceled due to COVID-19), a day of golfing followed by a dinner and a silent auction with a splendid array of items. The fundraiser will take place on Monday, Sept. 27, at the McCann Memorial Golf Course, followed by cocktails and dinner at Charlotte’s in Millbrook (a last-minute venue change).
This is a way to welcome fall and to help Grace Church continue doing the wonderful community services it provides year round for the village of Millbrook and its environs, such as scholarships for its pre-school program, immigrant outreach programs, a fellowship program for young adults, food distribution programs, a housing program and senior support.
For the golf enthusiast, the McCann Golf Course is a well-respected course located in Poughkeepsie. The day of golf offers 18 holes on the greens.
For non-golfers, one can choose just dinner at Charlotte’s, always a treat, plus the silent auction and a talk by guest speaker the Retired Rev. Mary D. Glasspool from the Episcopal Diocese of New York. She’s known for her dynamic and inspirational speaking engagements.
Heather Holohan-Guarnieri and friends will provide lively musical entertainment.
The array of silent auction items will be provided by the West Point Military Academy (Army vs. UMASS), Disney Theatrical Productions (Aladdin on Broadway), Troutbeck Restaurant, Rhinebeck Aerodrome, Norman Rockwell Museum, Alto Music, Bardavon/UPAC, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Mystic Seaport Museum, Orvis Sandanona, Merritt Bookstore, Mohonk Mountain House, Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame, Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, Daffodils, Hudson Valley Cold Pressed Oils, Marion’s Salon, Millbrook Car Service, Joyce Heaton, Foster’s Coach House, J. McLoughlin, Reardon Briggs Hardware, William’s Lumber, Charlotte’s, Lily’s Medi Spa and Christina Hale. They are all wonderful prizes for a wonderful cause.
The golf tee off time is 10 a.m., and a golf only package is available for $125. Cocktails at Charlotte’s will be served from 5:30 to 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Charlotte’s is located at 4258 Route 44 in Millbrook.
The golf package, which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, costs $175. Dinner with the cocktail hour, hot appetizers, cash bar, music, the speaker and the silent auction costs $125.