Trillium Village raises over $2400 for Middlesex Community Living.
September 25th, 2013 – Strathroy
On Saturday September 14th, Trillium Village hosted their 30th anniversary celebration with Denise Pelley and the Strathroy Vocal Federation. Trillium Village believes that life is a gift to be enjoyed and judging by the almost 200 people in attendance at the event, life was very enjoyable and entertaining.
Trillium Village is a registered charitable seniors housing non-profit that acknowledges its communal responsibility to care for seniors and their community. Trillium Village’s commitment to be an active member in the lives of its tenants and its community, gave rise to the perfect opportunity to support other community members by using their celebration to raise money for another community partner. “We wanted to do something really wonderful for our tenants to mark such a momentous occasion and at the same time, raise some awareness and money for another great community organization” said Trillium Village Executive Director Steven Reitsma.
“We have a wonderful group of seniors here who we knew would enjoy the idea of celebrating our 30th year as well as giving back to the community that they live in” said Reitsma. "Celebrating our 30th year as well as giving back to our local community with a benefit concert was a great idea that our board supported. We brought in two wonderfully talented musical acts, worked with Strathroy East Christian Reformed Church to use their facilities, advertised it to our tenants and the community at large and in the end, were very happy with how the event went and the money it raised."
Trillium Village donated the ticket proceeds to Middlesex Community Living. “It was very noble of Trillium Village to reach out to another community organization and raise money for them by using their own event to do so” said Middlesex Community Living Executive Director Sherri Kroll. “We’re very grateful for Trillium Village’s donation and for thinking about us. This donation will be used to fortify the independence and inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities in the Strathroy-Caradoc community.”
By the time the last note was sung and the last seat was emptied, Trillium Village’s 30th anniversary celebration had entertained many and raised over $2400 for Middlesex Community Living. This event was a huge success and everyone enjoyed the barbershop harmonies of the Strathroy Vocal Federation and the strong and rhythmic melodies of Denise Pelley. Life is indeed a gift to be enjoyed, by all in our community.
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