|February 17, 2014 • VOL. 52, NO. 4 • Oakland, CA|
| Mercy Center gala supports
senior citizens in need
The three recipients of the Heart of Mercy award have something in common: their devotion to the Mercy Retirement and Care Center, which has served seniors in Oakland for 142 years.
Sister Patty's affinity for "Beach Blanket Babylon" is shown in tickets to the San Francisco show. Other entertainment and dining treats are tucked in that gift basket.
Dolan is enthusiastic about other items lucky bidders at the gala can take home, including a signed Tim Lincecum jersey, for example, and a collection of the top cabernets of the world.
Raffle prizes include a week's stay in a Maui condo, a stay in Cape Cod and a gourmet dinner for eight people, prepared by Chris De Vreeze, Mercy's culinary director. For those unable to attend the event, raffle tickets may be purchased by calling Dolan.
The emcee of the night will be Stan Bunger, a familiar voice for those who listen to him on KCBS radio as they drive to work. Steve Burke, a longtime leader in Family Aid Catholic Education (FACE) will lend his talents as auctioneer.
The jazz band Pure Ecstasy will provide the music. Dolan's brother, winemaker Paul Dolan, will offer selections from VML and Truitt Hurst for tasting.
Tickets to the event are $150 and can be reserved by calling Dolan at 510-534-8547, ext. 322, or at www.mercyretirementcenter.org/register.php?event=8
The beneficiary of the gala is the Charitable Care Fund, which helps longtime residents who have outlived their resources remain in the care of the Mercy Center.
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