Fundraising Events Help Support the Abundant Life Mission Posted on March 15, 2018 Recently, both Lutheran Service Society and the LIFE Programs held successful fundraising events to benefit their programming and services. In February, Lutheran Service Society’s Center at the Mall hosted their annual Black Tie Bingo at the Fez in Hopewell Township. More than $7,200 was raised to help fund ongoing exercise classes, wellness programs and activities at the Center. Bingo games were called by local celebrities including Randy Cosgrove, former announcer for the Pittsburgh Steelers; Rodney Harris, CEO of Prime Local, LLC-Media Company; Scott Tady, Beaver County Times entertainment editor; Mike Rubino, executive director of United Way; Marie Timpano, executive director of Cornerstone. Terry Mann, executive director of Lutheran Service Society was very pleased with the event. “We would like to express our gratitude for the continued support of the seniors in our community,” he said. Special thanks to our sponsors HealthSouth, Beaver Auto Mall, PNC Bank, Beaver County Housing Authority and Ohio River Salvage, Inc. The 5th annual LIFE Programs Purse Bash held earlier this month was also tremendously successful, raising $13,000. Proceeds benefit the LIFE Blessings Program, which ensures that each of our 760 LIFE Program participants in Armstrong, Beaver, Butler and Lawrence counties receive a Christmas present. The event, held at Shakespeare’s Restaurant and Pub in Ellwood City, was attended by 250 women, all eager to win a designer purse. In addition, they enjoyed lunch, a basket raffle and browsed the vendor tables. Special thanks to the Title Sponsor, Heritage Valley Health System and the Lunch Sponsor, CareKinesis, Inc. Pictured above: Michael Dengel, manager of Beaver County Meals on Wheels and his wife Diana enjoyed an elegant evening at the Black Tie Bingo. Thirty four lucky attendees at the Purse Bash went home with beautiful designer bags.