(CMR) The 2021 Meals on Wheels (MOW) Orange You Glad Sunset Gala was a success, with the event raising $129,000.
Over 270 guests wowed in their stunning shades of orange at the event hosted at the historic Grand Old House. The evening featured live entertainment by the Cayman Arts Foundation String Elite Ensemble, Rayne Harding, and Erica Assai. Guests were welcomed by beautiful décor thanks to Pop and Petals, Massive Equipment Rentals, and the creative hands of volunteers. After strolling down the orange carpet, enjoying a smooth orange margarita, guests hit the silent auction where over 30 items were up for grabs.
Emcee for the evening and MOW Board Director Sabine Calvetti and Auctioneer Paul Persaud kept guests entertained and bidding.
Opening words and reflection of the history of MOW were given by Gloria McField-Dixon (MOW Board Director), followed by a word of prayer by co-founder and MOW Board Director, Ms. Beulah McField. As the night went on, guests were honored by the governor.
Governor Martyn Roper said those who attended were “all in support of a great cause and hard-working, dedicated charity. Meals on Wheels do so much to support our seniors”.
The 12 live auction items brought much competition, many laughs, and much-needed funding; the hottest item up for bid was dinner for 10 at Government House with Governor Martyn Roper and his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Roper. The bidding was so competitive that two dinners were offered!
The Orange You Glad Sunset Gala also provided an opportunity for Meals on Wheels to raise awareness and highlight the incredible work done through their non-profit organization, which delivers an average of 6,400 meals each month to seniors, homebound infirm, and disabled individuals throughout the community.
Last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the number of meals skyrocketed to over 72,000 served by MOW. Although needs have decreased, MOW still provides over 300 hot meals each day to those in need across all 5 districts. This year's OYG Gala raised funds through sponsorships, ticket sales, live and silent auctions, Dine and Dash Restaurant vouchers, and donations.
This year’s gala was made possible through corporate sponsors Dolphin Point Club, Wheaton Precious Metals, Ogier, McAlpine, Calderwood, Health City Cayman Islands, Massive Rental Equipment, Pop & Petals Event Stylist, Radio Cayman, and over 100 local restaurants, hotels, and small businesses.
To find out how you can volunteer your time, refer a senior, or donate a meal, contact Meals On Wheels today by emailing [email protected], or calling 769-1974 or following MOW on social media or visit our website at www.mealsonwheels.ky.