A Night on the River Fundraiser to Benefit Family Health Center on May 11

19th annual fundraiser will offer guests an evening of food, drinks, music and more

Night on the River

North Country Family Health Center’s annual spring fundraiser, A Night on the River, will be held at the 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel in Clayton on Friday, May 11.

The 19th annual cocktail reception and dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will offer guests an evening of food, drinks, music and silent auction opportunities. Music will be provided by “Oceans Below.”

Tickets are $75.00 per person and are available by contacting the North Country Family Health Center’s office at 315-782-9450, ext. 8037 or mlynch@NoCoFamilyHealth.org.

The evening’s highlight will be the variety of featured and silent auction items, donated by local individuals and businesses. This year’s main featured auction item is the “Compass Rose” — a 2’x 2’ hand-blown German glass piece with kiln-fired images by local artist Scott Ouderkirk of Glass Goat in Hammond.

Additional featured auction items include: two $2,000 gift certificates to Sundance Leisure; a two-person, round-trip flight to New York City aboard a twin-engine Beech Baron; a three-night stay in Lake Placid in a luxurious Adirondack Chalet; a two-night stay in Key West, Florida, at the Curry Mansion Inn; and a two-person guided turkey hunt with guide Jim Costello of Alexandria Bay.

New for 2018 is an all-day pre-event auction on Froggy97 on Friday, May 4 from 6:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Individuals will have the opportunity to bid via the radio station on a two-person fishing trip and shore dinner with Captain Rich Clarke of SignMan Charters, Clayton.

“Our on-air live auction is new for us this year and we are excited to provide an opportunity for radio listeners to call into the station, or go to Froggy’s Facebook page, to bid on an amazing day of fishing,” said April Fallon, marketing and community relations director. “What a great way to celebrate the beauty of the St. Lawrence River.”

Night on the RiverAlso new this year, staff at the family health center have teamed up with local artist Lisa Morgia, of Morgia Designs, to design and sell candles for the event. Candles are available in two sizes — 12 ounce and 4 ounce — and come in three scents: vanilla, grapefruit mango, and “love spell.” Each large candle ($25) holds a sterling silver compass charm within, while the small candles ($10) are adorned with an anchor charm.

A compete flyer regarding candle sales is available on the family health center’s Facebook page. Candles and chains are available for sale by contacting Mickey Lynch, senior administrative assistant, at mlynch@NoCoFamilyHealth.org or 315-782-9450, ext. 8037.

“We continue to be grateful for the community’s support of our mission to improve the health and wellness of those in our community,” Executive Director Joey Marie Horton said. “Our event continues to be a success thanks to the amazing generosity of so many local individuals and businesses.”

A Night on the River Sponsors:

  • Event Sponsor: UnitedHealthcare
  • Major Sponsors: Community Bank, NA; Continental Construction; and 7News/Fox 28/MeTV North Country
  • Other Sponsors: A.T. Matthews & Dier Agency; BCA Architects & Engineers; Bonadio & Co., LLP; Car-Freshener Corporation; Community Broadcasters; Foy Agency; Joey Marie Horton; Krafft Cleaning Service; NBC Watertown; Joseph & Diane Recupero; Thousand Islands Landscaping Company, Inc.; and Visualutions, Inc.; Supporters: Budget Blinds of Watertown; David D. Crapser, UBS Financial Services Inc.; Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes; Northern Credit Union; Pepsi Beverages Company; RBC Wealth Management; Dr. Gerald & Donna Schneeberger; UBS Financial Services – The Couch Group; and Westelcom; Friends: Bay Brokerage, Inc.; Leo Coleman; and Meola Enterprises, LLC; Special Thanks: 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel; John Aitken Photography; Coughlin Printing Group; Charles Garlock & Sons; Lavender’s Blue; McQuade & Bannigan; Morgia Designs; Party Rentals; Diane Recupero; Stephens Media Group; and Kathy Williams.

North Country Family Health Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that provides high-quality, affordable healthcare to approximately 10,000 North Country residents each year at its community-based locations in Watertown, Lowville, and LeRay and at its school-based locations.

The family health center also provides nutritious food vouchers and other support to approximately 5,000 pregnant women, infants, and children each month through its WIC Program; assists approximately 4,000 individuals with insurance enrollment annually; and provides special initiatives to help high-risk pregnant women, mothers, and individuals who have insecure housing.

For more information about North Country Family Health Center or its programs, visit www.NoCoFamilyHealth.org or call (315) 782-9450.


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