4th Annual Celebrity Dinner Entertains on High

First, rehearse your song by rote,
        To each word a warbling note:         
        Hand in hand, with fairy grace,
        Will we sing, and bless this place.

                                                                       - Shakespeare's "A Midsummer-Night's Dream"

The fourth annual Boys and Girls Club Celebrity Dinner raised more than $66,000 and netted just over $41,000, last Friday at West Hills Country Club in Middletown.  

click here for our coverage of the SECOND annual)

It's for the kids!!

This conceptual fundraiser implemented under the direction of town of Wallkill Boys and Girls Club executive director, Alexis Eggleton, is the biggest party of the year. It features celebrity servers pulled from the professional sector of the community who wait tables at a luxurious dine-in experience and even perform musical numbers and dance routines in character. (Photos Below). Most importantly, the funds raised will be put to work to benefit Club operations in Pine Bush and the Town of Wallkill, and to support expansion into the Middletown School District.

More than 47% of B&G Club kids live at or below poverty. Furthermore, the Clubs provide more than $100,000 in scholarships each year to ensure that Boys & Girls Clubs is available for every child who wants to attend. No child is every refused for inability to pay.

“I think any opportunity where you can gather more than 400 people (between servers and guests) to support the Clubs efforts, it’s a huge win for our Club kids! Our Celebrity Servers teams, ranging from elected officials to major employers to civic organizations, really raised the bar and sang, danced and performed to earn those tips for the Club kids!”                 - Alexis Eggleton

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Team Young Frankenstein

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Addams Family

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Snow White and her Seven Dwarves

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Raffling Lotto Tix for Boys and Girls Club

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Damn Yankees!

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Team k104!

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Ellen Quimby as the evil queen

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Table decorations

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Newsies! Tracy Baxter, Steve Israel and Barry Lewis from Times Herald Record

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Josh Sommers - Focus Media with Barbi Marty

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A great time was had by all. This event never disappoints. Bonura Hospitality offered discounted rates to the non-profit event and a staff over over 40 were there to assist the celeb server teams. It was an awesome times and the stakes get higher every year. You can start planning your 2015 celebrity server team now! (I'm talking to YOU ORANGE COUNTY CHAMBER YOUNG PROFESSIONALS!) Let's get this party started.. 

A separate Sullivan county fundraiser is also held each year. Check out our coverage here.

 

**Headlining Photo: Team Chicago --