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Harvest ball

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November 6th, 2015


Each year, Linden Ponds hosts a gala to raise money for the community’s Resident Care Fund. The theme of this year’s gala was Harvest Ball.

“Everyone who lives and works at Linden Ponds looks forward to this event,” says Philanthropy Manager Mairi Bleakie. “Every year is a different theme, and this year was wonderfully decorated in the colors of autumn.”

About 200 people attended the Harvest Ball, and they raised $40,000 for the Resident Care Fund. Linden Ponds is a not-for-profit community dedicated to supporting residents who experience an unforeseen change in financial situation for reasons beyond their control. Linden Ponds’ home for life commitment provides several options to protect a resident’s future. The details are in the Residence and Care Agreement.

In a dining room decorated in the rich colors of fall, attendees feasted on a seasonal dinner of roasted pumpkin soup, rack of lamb with truffle potatoes, and maple-glazed vegetables, or potato-crusted sea bass with wild rice with pecans and currants. For dessert, the chefs served a maple cheesecake with roasted pears. 

After dinner, Krisanthi Pappas and her six-piece band provided live entertainment, and residents and staff danced the night away.

“Each year, the gala brings together both people who live and work at Linden Ponds with our supporting vendors and local community members,” Bleakie says.