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Community Wellness Partners announce the 16th Annual "Not Just Desserts" Fundraiser - October 24th

Community Wellness Partners announce the 16th Annual "Not Just Desserts" Fundraiser - October 24th


The Friends of the Presbyterian Home is a Volunteer Organization that has dutifully served the Presbyterian Homes & Services’ campus for many years. The Friends are holding their 16th Annual food tasting fundraiser, “Not Just Desserts” (formerly Desserts at Dusk) on Thursday, October 24th, at Valentino’s Banquet Hall (3899 Oneida Street, New Hartford) from 6:00  -8:00 pm. All proceeds from this event will directly benefit the residents at Presbyterian Homes & Services.

All food donations come from local bakeries and restaurants as well as Presbyterian Home staff and volunteers. The expanded menu includes: champagne, wine tasting, flavored coffees, gourmet cheese, indulgent chocolate truffles, cupcakes, meatballs, greens, chicken riggies, tomato pie, baklava, fresh fruit, and much more.

“The volunteers at The Presbyterian Home really take pride in this event and their dedication to our residents is unparalleled.” stated Bridget Reilly, Director of Donor Engagement. “What a beautiful testament to see these selfless individuals donating their time throughout the year and going above and beyond to raise funds to enhance the lives of our residents. Please join us this year and share some incredible food, fun with friends and family all while supporting a worthy cause.”

The event will include lively entertainment from Scot Raymond, in addition to the abundant gift basket raffles, a 50/50 raffle and more.

Tickets are available for only $30.00.To purchase tickets or make a donation to this event please call Bridget Reilly, (315) 235-7105 or email

The following corporate sponsors are providing support for the event:

Valentino’s Banquet Hall; Savicki Capital, LLC; NYSTEC; Butternut Hill Campground; Caruso McClean Investment Advisors; Voce & Iles CPA’s; Valley Propane; Braden Packaging & Supply; Smith Funeral Home; Edwards Ambulance; Resident Shoppers Service; Clinton Tractor; A-n-W EZ Mart; Hilton Estate & Elder Law; RE Stevener Heating; Paul Oil & Propane; Papandrea’s Automotive; Pro Auto Service; Utica District Telephone EFCU; Office World, LLC; Marcie Gallagher & Charles Newell.

Brown lattice fence with colorful flowers and green lawn