December 15, 2019

“Wheels” for Meals on Wheels A Great Success! – Adams Supermarket Wins Award

Award Winners in ECS "Buy a Wheel" fundraiser. From L to R Top: Marge Baroni, Chuck Brewster, Laura Corning. From L to R Bottom: Michelle Armstead, Jen Thein, Jill Merola

The Estuary Council of Seniors partnered with 45 local merchants to organize a “Buy A Wheel” fundraising event. Local businesses promoted and sold colorful paper wheels to their customers for a one dollar donation. This year the Estuary Council raised over $7,600, more than doubling what was raised last year.

 Last year, with the help of over 150 volunteers, The Estuary Council delivered over 65,500 meals to 387 seniors in the community. The program served an additional 31,322 congregate meals to more than 1,300 seniors in the Old Saybrook dining room and in its 4 café sites.

A wine and cheese HUBCAP Award Reception was held to thank all who helped us raise money and to honor awardees.  HUBCAP Awardees –  Helping Us Bring Community Awareness Programs are Michelle Armstead from Adams Food Stores, Laura Corning from The Monkey Farm, Jill Merola from Shore Discount Liquor and Chuck Brewster from The Blue Crab Steakhouse.

The award for the Most Creative Display was given to Adams Food Stores.

Gift Certificates awarded to the individuals who sold the most wheels are: Michelle Armstead from Adams Food Stores, Jen Thein from Colonial Market, Chuck Brewster from The Blue Crab Steakhouse and Marge Baroni from ECSI

Thank you to The Cuckoo’s Nest, Sofia’s Restaurant, The Wheat Market and
The Paperback Café for providing gift certificates for the winners and to The Wine Cask for donating wine!