Niagara Hospice celebrates 25 yearsby jmaloni
An evening 'Under the Stars' commemorates 25 years of care
To celebrate its 25 years of service to Niagara County residents, and to increase awareness of hospice care, Niagara Hospice held a 25th anniversary gala, "Under the Stars," on Friday, beneath the newly constructed Dominic Lariccia Family Pavilion on Niagara Hospice's Sunset Drive Campus in the Town of Lockport. The gala was the inaugural event for the pavilion, which was built to fill a need for outdoor gathering space.
The event featured antique car rides, a star-gazing location with telescopes, silent and basket auction items, a Mill's Jewelers giveaway, local wines from the Niagara Wine Trail and local and regional craft beers provided by the WNY Beer Club. Food stations were catered by the Tuscarora Inn with dessert provided by Lake Effect Ice Cream. Music was performed by The Jim Beishline Quartet. All of the evening's activities led up to a $10,000 give-away to one lucky cash raffle ticket holder.
"We are grateful to all the people who have made the last 25 years possible," said President John Lomeo. "From the staff to the volunteers, to the board members, donors and community leaders, Niagara Hospice is truly a community foundation. We look forward to another 25 years of caring for Niagara County patients and their families."