Annual Sunset at Winslow gala event raises $85,500 for two Warwick organizations

WARWICK. Proceeds to help Winslow Therapeutic Center and Warwick Valley Humane Society.


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  • On Saturday evening, June 15, 385 guests gathered in Winslow’s Ruth B. Ottaway indoor arena, transformed into a huge colorful nightclub, where they enjoyed a cocktail hour followed by dinner catered by Party Connections Creative Catering and dancing to the music of the popular CloudNYne Band.




  • Before entering the arena, guests also had the unique opportunity to visit the stable and pet the gentle horses at Winslow.




  • Ready to serve - Guests were treated to valet parking.




  • Front from left, Chairpersons Cindy Vander Plaat, Marge King-Porter, Susan Ferro & Betsy Mitchell.Rear from left, committee members Stan Martin, Susan Ronga, Laura Barca, Joyce Perron, Lisa Notturno & Suzyn Barron.Not pictured are committee members John Costello, AnnMarie Graziadio, Aida Guzman, Chris Olert and Jeanine Garritano-Wadeson.




  • Instructor Cathe Struble (left) and volunteer Marissa Sarbak help prepare Kim Kennedy for a therapy demonstration ride on her friendly horse "Betty."




The goal for "Sunset at Winslow" was to provide an enjoyable evening for the entire community while benefiting the wonderful work of Winslow Therapeutic Riding Center and The Warwick Valley Humane Society.

And it succeeded on all counts.

385 guests

On Saturday evening, June 15, 385 guests gathered in Winslow's Ruth B. Ottaway indoor arena, transformed into a huge colorful nightclub, where they enjoyed a cocktail hour followed by dinner catered by Party Connections Creative Catering and dancing to the music of the popular CloudNYne Band.

Before entering the arena, guests also had the unique opportunity to visit the stable and pet the gentle horses at Winslow.

And during the evening guests were invited to bid on valuable donated items in a live and silent auction expertly selected and arranged by volunteer committee member Marge King Porter.

To date "Sunset at Winslow," one of the top annual social functions in the Town of Warwick, has raised $85,000 with donations still coming in.

All proceeds from this year's event will benefit Winslow's Therapeutic Riding Center and the Warwick Valley Humane Society's capital campaign for a much needed rebuilding of its crowded animal shelter.

Winslow

Winslow is a not-for-profit Hippotherapy and Therapeutic Riding Center, devoted to the special needs population of Orange and surrounding counties.

The center, located on 100 acres just off Route 17A in Warwick, has been offering unique horseback riding experiences to children and adults in this community since 1974.

And during the evening there was a riding demonstration by a young woman who has benefited from this therapy.

Humane Society

The Warwick Valley Humane Society, 8 Public Works Road, is a non-profit organization which provides a safe haven for abandoned and abused animals and to finding forever homes for these animals. The society provides Animal Control Services for the Towns of Warwick and Chester as well as an impound facility for Tuxedo.

Thank you

Co-chairs Cindy Vander Plaat, Susan Ferro and Betsy Mitchell jointly stated that they would like to thank their incredibly hard working committee and also all of the donors, sponsors and journal contributors.

- Roger Gavan

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