Senior Services of Alexandria was honored for raising more than $26,000 at the organization’s 8th annual Oktoberfest Tour and Tasting October 15 at Port City Brewing Company. SSA Executive Director Mary Lee Anderson said, “This was our biggest and best one ever. We had more people, more sponsors and the [Washington] Nationals even won that night so it was a great evening all around.”
According to wtop.com, “The annual fundraiser supports SSA’s programs and services for Alexandria seniors, including the Senior Nutrition Program, which includes Meals on Wheels, Caring Connection, and Groceries to Go, the Friendly Visitor Program, AniMeals on Wheels and educational programming. Presenting sponsor was The Goodhart Group of Compass Real Estate with catering provided by Federal City Catering and bratwurst by Logan Sausages.
Known primarily for operating the Meals on Wheels delivery program, SSA also provides a fee-free Groceries to Go service and manages DOT transportation reservations for the city. Educational programs are presented throughout the year through various events such as a speaker series and a monthly cable television production, Senior Living in Alexandria.”
Anderson said, “This is my favorite event all year. I don’t have to do much of anything – just show up and have fun since we don’t do lots of speeches or presentations. People just come and enjoy themselves. It really is a fun evening for everyone.”