Sponsored by Friends of Lewis County Hospice
This year’s Epicurean took place on May 1st, at the Lowville Elks Lodge from 3pm to 6pm. There was live music provided by the amazing Atkinson Family Bluegrass Band, and a delicious buffet dinner of Baked Virginia Ham with all the “fixins”, provided by the Elks. There was also a 50/50 raffle during the day’s events at which the following items were raffled:
2 Adirondack Chairs (valued at $325)
Hospice Memorial Stone
2 Barn Quilts (to be raffled separately)
1 Lap Quilt
$50 Gift Certificate to the Cottage Inn in Copenhagen
$50 Gift Certificate to the Steak ‘n Brew
2 – 1 Day passes to Brantingham Golf Course (to be raffled separately)
We would like to extend a sincere thank you to all sponsors and patrons who so generously donated to this annual Event. Through your generosity, Hospice of Lewis County is able to offer comfort, medical and emotional support, and spiritual support to patients and their families.
A Special thank-you also to Linking Lewis County, The Moose, and the Lowville Journal for assistance in advertising for this event.
Epicurean Delight is Friends of Lewis County Hospice’s major fundraiser and, as with all of our fundraising, the revenues stay in Lewis County. We are pleased to work in partnership with Lewis County Hospice, part of Lewis County Health Systems, in providing compassionate, palliative and end of life care for our hospice patients and support for their families.
Friends of Lewis County Hospice presents a check every year to the Lewis County Health System to help cover the costs of providing Hospice services to county residents. This past year’s donation was $150,000, up from last year’s donation of $125,000.
"Today is an incredibly important day for us," said health system Chief Executive Officer Gerald R. Cayer, speaking of the great partnership and cooperation between Friends of Lewis County Hospice, the Hospice team and the Lewis County Health System. "This is an incredible gift. It's made more generous by the fact that the gifts of Friends of Lewis County Hospice over the past four years have totaled almost half a million dollars. With friends like these we can meet the needs of the community.”
“We've invested and have been very grateful for assistance from the community," said the Friends of Hospice President Joanne S. Dicob. "When Jerry told us how much it cost to run Hospice last year, we couldn't match it, but we could give a good check. We haven 't always been able to do this, but we are very grateful to be able to do it now."
Mrs. Dicob said that community support via donations and estate bequests also helped to make the larger contribution possible this year. Our two major fundraising events are the Light Up a Life campaign in late Fall, and the Epicurean Delight in the Spring. We are especially grateful to all who donate and participate in these two events. It is due to community support that Friends of Lewis County Hospice is able to be so generous when donating to the Hospice program at the Lewis County Health System.