Wesley Willows’ annual benefit features Annie

From press release

Annie will take center stage at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 20, as Wesley Willows celebrates its 38th Annual Benefit for the Good Samaritan Fund at the Rock Valley College (RVC) Starlight Theatre.

Annie is the story of a plucky little red-haired girl who dreams of a life outside of a dreary orphanage. Famous billionaire Daddy Warbucks, the tyrannical orphanage head mistress, Miss Hannigan, and an orphan dog named Sandy, are the high-spirited mix of characters that lead to a happy ending for little Annie. She will steal your heart away as she belts out the famous tune, “Tomorrow!”

Alpine Bank returns as Platinum Sponsor and in the effort to raise $50,000 in funds to support residents who have outlived their financial resources.

Sunday, June 20, is Father’s Day, so Wesley Willows will celebrate dads and families at a pre-show event at 1 p.m., including DQ Grill & Chill Dilly Bars, an Orphan Annie Trivia Contest, tours of the Starlight Theatre, plus a “Have You Seen Annie?” coloring contest with Alpine Bank $100 savings bonds as prizes.

Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for children. For tickets and information, or to make a donation, call Keri at (815) 316-1570.

The Good Samaritan Fund ensures a lifetime of quality care for every resident at Wesley Willows. This is an even more important goal in these tough economic times. Rising medical costs, cuts in Medicaid, and even the positive side of longer life that seniors enjoy causes difficult issues for seniors supporting themselves. The Good Samaritan Fund fund-raiser was established 37 years ago to protect seniors in their vulnerable years.

Wesley Willows is a not-for-profit continuing-care retirement community. Its mission is to promote active, secure lifestyles for seniors through ongoing, personalized care. Wesley Willows is at 4141 N. Rockton Ave., Rockford.

From the June 16-22, 2010 issue

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