You could feel the excitement. It had been building up for weeks. Who would be the winner of our 3rd Annual Luck of the Irish Sweepstakes? St. Patrick’s Day was the day for the winners to be revealed and one lucky person got a phone call from Mother Joseph telling them they had won the $5,000 grand prize! The lucky winners of the $2,000 and $500 prizes also received special calls.
The Luck of the Irish Sweepstakes makes a huge impact on our home. It provides the means to cover our natural gas and electric bills which cost roughly—a whopping $20,000 per month! As you can imagine, this is such an important fundraiser. It helps us to give our Residents the care and comfort they need and deserve.
The sweepstakes drawing certainly wasn’t the only festivities of the day. Residents, guests and staff alike donned their green and enjoyed a bit of fun and some Irish blarney with the Sisters. The festivities began in the morning with a special St. Patrick’s Day breakfast. Everyone enjoyed delicious waffles with some beautiful fresh fruit. It was a perfect way to start a day full of friends, fun, leprechauns, and for some, a pot of “gold.”