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Was a very successful evening on March 22nd. Members and guests came out and seemed to enjoy themselves with a great meal. We received a check from Texas Roadhouse for $263 + $60 in three members’ donations which amounted to a deposit of $323! A great shoutout to all those who attended and those who were responsible for inviting guests. As a result, we have been invited back and will schedule an event sometime this year.
The Community Service Committee is happy to announce that the Bunco and
Bites Charity Event was a great success! Forty-six guests attended on Wednesday.
September 28, 2022 at the Ruritan Club. Fifty-eight people wanted to play but
twelve were unable for one reason or another. Four individuals specifically gave a
We had hoped for a net profit of $1,200-$1500. We are thrilled to announce that
we netted $1973.49!!! The success of this event would not have been possible
without the tremendous amount of contributions, assistance and support by so
many members. We would like to thank Dona Hall, Bonnie Weber, Maureen
Lintott, Alina Otal, Debbie Simpson, Cora Steele, Dede Watkins, Frank Byrnside,
Carol Brooks, Lynda Mills, Judy Schneider, Dale Woodard, Norma Moore, Peggi
Howell, Esther Hildreth, Joan Hradecky, Sharon Weaver, Maria D’Amico, Kathy
Welch. These members either gave their expertise to the success of the event,
made contributions to the Silent Auction, donated food, volunteered use of
tables, helped with setup or cleanup, or made monetary donations. There were
several others behind the scenes who we don’t know about who contributed to
the Silent Auction and the Fall Basket Raffle. We also appreciate those who
attended the event and played bunco. Thank you all for generously sharing your
time, energy and support for this event. You gave us a helping hand when we
needed it, and the work supports our worthy local charities. We are so grateful to
each and every one of you.
To date we have had nothing but positive comments. A thank you note to the
guests who attended the event will be sent out along with a comment for
feedback. We are considering planning this event in 2023, so the feedback from
players will be helpful.
The Maltese Brewery Event to raise money for the Spotsylvania Fire and Rescue Foundation was held on Saturday, July 16. The 50/50 raffle netted $356...$178 went to the foundation and $178 was given to a very happy customer named Kim. Our Esther Hildreth won the basket donated by the brewery. The $1/pour amounted to $267. Total donation of $445 will be presented in person to the foundation. It was a very successful event. The food truck, Stafford Food Security, which donates all of its proceeds to feed children and their families, did a great job. Food was really good and they delivered it fresh into the brewery. A member of the Foundation Board, Justin Langridge, came and expressed his appreciation. He said a picture would be shown on the foundation’s website. Tim McLaughlin, Chancellor Representative of the Spotsylvania Board of Supervisors, also came to show his support,wearing his shirt decorated with Spotsylvania named fire engines. We were very happy to see NCOF members and their husbands. We love it when the members support our projects and we have been very lucky in the past with donations and participation.
On November 6, 2021 NCOF and Maltese Brewing Company launched the charitable event called "Project Lifesavor" at the brewery. Stephen Matters, head brewer, created a special brew for this event. "Lifesavor Lite Ale", and the brewery generously donated $1/pour of this special brew. The day began with a Safari tour of the brewery. Then members sampled Lifesavor Lite Ale, either plain or were able to add pineapple or pineapple habanero flavor to the brew. At noon the brewery opened to the public. We were able to connect with people that have experienced or are experiencing loved ones with Alzheimer's or autism. We listened to their stories and informed them of this wonderful program, Project Lifesaver. A huge thank you to all our members who attended, supported and contributed to the success of Project Lifesavor.
On March 1, a check for $529 was presented to Spotsylvania County Sheriff, Roger Harris, from the proceeds of the two 50/50 raffles and generous donations from NCOF members and patrons of the Maltese Brewing Company. Bobby Cook, co-owner of the Brewery and Head Brewer Stephen Matters, also presented a check for $800, which was from the proceeds of the $1/pour.