Mom McGrail Scholarship Fund Hosts New Year's Eve Benefit
12/30/2011 - Please join us New Year's Eve for our first annual New Year's Eve benefit which will be held at the Belvedere Country Inn in Stamford. The Mom McGrail Scholarship Foundation was established in memory of Catherine McGrail, biological mother to 12, and "mother" to many others through her kind, supportive personality. Mom McGrail passed away on April 20, 2011 after a courageous battle with Ovarian Cancer.
This foundation has been created in her memory to promote the love and community spirit that was Mom McGrail. Proceeds from the foundation will be redistributed in area communities in the form of academic scholarships. Additionally, in the future we would also like the foundation to serve local students as a charitable organization for those in need, for example, providing students financial assistance to participate in extracurricular activities for items such as athletic gear and camp scholarships.
The founding principles of the foundation are:
Treat others as you wish to be treated
Help those less fortunate than yourself
Believe in the best in everyone
Always promote moral and ethical values
This year's benefit is a family-friendly event. There will be a buffet dinner in the upstairs of The Belvedere Country Inn, with a 6:00 seating and an 8:00 seating. Guests of the event may bid on a variety of items from a silent auction, and the night's entertainment will continue downstairs with an 80s/ Classic Rock band "Scattered Flurries" and DJ Pat Del. Amber John's Photography will also take one professional photograph to commemorate the evening that you will receive New Year's Eve, so dress to impress! TP's Café will be opening for our guests on New Year's Day from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for a buffet breakfast which is included in the event ticket price.
Tickets are available by calling 607-437-4299, or by using Paypal on our website: www.mommcgrail.org. Tickets are $50 per person, and children 13 and under are free. Dinner reservations are greatly appreciated as we would like to ensure that we have prepared enough food, we don't want anyone to leave hungry! Rides are available as part of the event package and lodging is also available at the Belvedere Country Inn, call (607) 652-6121 for the New Year's Eve rates. Please visit our website www.mommcgrail.org for more details or to contact us.
The foundation will also be raffling off a Massey Ferguson 1526 Hydro Tractor with PTO. Tickets are $50 each and the raffle will occur when all 500 tickets have been sold. Our goal is to reunite with old friends and make new ones. We understand that not everyone will be able to attend dinner; however we invite you to join us for the band and DJ portion downstairs for a $10 donation to the foundation.
We hope you can join us, but if you can't we wish you and your families a happy and safe New Year from The Mom McGrail Foundation.