Alzheimer dinner tickets going fast!
By Ken Johnston
Are you looking for a good meal that supports a great cause? Well then you should plan to attend the 10th Annual Alzheimer’s Dinner to Remember in Rainy River this Saturday!
Named after one of its organizers that passed away several years ago, The Linda Johnston Memorial Alzheimer Dinner is all set to serve up a great meal in the name of raising funding for the Kenora-Rainy River Alzheimer Society.
Head chef Bob Johnston is now if full prep mode to cook his now famous roast beef with all the trimmings!
Penny table coordinator and long time event volunter, Marlene McNally, has been busy gathering donations for what has become one of the biggest penny tables in Rainy River!
Tickets for the dinner are limited to 120 plates and to date more than 80 have been sold! As the week progresses they are sure to sell out as they have every year since the inception of the event! If you would like a ticket stop by the Record Office or see Marlene McNally.
For those who can not make it to the dinner but would like one delivered call the Record Office by Wednesday at 4 p.m. to get on the delivery list.
If you can’t attend the dinner but would like to support the penny table doors will open around 4:30 p.m.
Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. with delivered dinners being dropped off right about then by the Tom Irvine family again this year!
There is also the Chairs for Charity raffle taking place with tickets on sale around the area and at the dinner. Local artists Patti Diebel and Vivian Locking again generously donated their talents and time to paint chairs that will be won by some lucky ticket holders this Saturday! The chairs will be on display at the dinner and drawn for after supper!
The event usually raises about $3,000 for Alzheimers. All of the money stays local in that it is used to support programs and services offered by the Kenora-Rainy River Alzheimer Society in the region.