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Taste and elegance raise funds for good cause

By Staff | Oct 16, 2015

The Bavarian Inn served as the elegant setting for Taste of the Town, an event set to raise funds for Good Shepherd Caregivers.

Held last Wednesday evening, the event raised approximately $2,500 for the community service organization. Approximately 85 individuals joined in to sample delicious cuisine and wines.

According to Paula Marrone-Reese, executive director of Good Shepherd, the event was a huge success and offered superb food and wine.

In addition to the tickets sold for the tastings, Joan Moossy, actress, writer and editor, was on hand that evening to sell the book of her father’s memoirs. Dr. John Moossy was an esteemed neurologist. Proceeds from the sales were donated to Good Shepherd as well.

Marrone-Reese explained that the agency does not charge any fees for services to the clients, nor do they bill insurance or Medicare.

“The money raised goes to support our expenses to fund the business,” Marrone-Reese said. “Our only income comes from donations and very few grants.”

The organization identifies and provides, volunteer support services to any member of Jefferson County who are fragile, home bound, or disabled of all ages or disability. The goal of the service is to help them remain in the community while maintaining their contact with the community.

The free, non-medical caregiving services are all provided by volunteers and include transportation to medical appointments, yard work, light housework, friendly visits, reassurance phone calls and medical equipment loan.

For information on volunteering or offering other support to Good Shepherd Caregivers, contact them via phone at 304-876-3325 or visit them on the web at www.gsivc.org.