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Arbor Acres Raises More than $57,000 for Meals-on-Wheels

Arbor Acres’ residents, staff, and guests have contributed $57,661 to benefit Senior Services of Forsyth County’s Meals-on-Wheels Program. This is the 13th year the continuing care retirement community has hosted a fundraiser for Senior Services. Senior Services President and CEO, Richard Gottlieb, said the years of donations translate into more than 68,500 hot meals for seniors in the community.

The annual event started 13 years ago as Edible Evenings for Senior Services. Ten years ago, Arbor Acres changed the event to include its CAR themed theatrical performances. The original musicals are written by Arbor Acres’ President and CEO, David Piner. 

This year’s theme, CARte Blanche in Gay Pa’ree, was the fictitious, musical story of a Meals-on-Wheels volunteer whose family won a trip to Paris. The story took place at a Parisian café, Café CARte Blanche, and chronicled the family’s hysterical reaction to daily life in a foreign land.

More than 30 residents and staff starred in the show which was performed five times during the week of September 21st. Over 550 people attended the performances and gala.   Including this year’s event, Arbor Acres’ residents, residents’ guests, and staff, have donated more than $411,000 to Meals-on-Wheels since the first fundraiser. 

When accepting the donation Gottlieb said, “Arbor Acres is amazing!  All of us at Senior Services are overwhelmed at the dedication of the many Arbor Acres residents whose efforts, compassion, and generosity make the Meals-on-Wheels fundraisers such a success and so much fun!  All who participate are HEROS in our eyes,” said Gottlieb.