Friends of Saint Simeon’s enjoyed a splendid evening at The Polo Grill on Sunday, March 20 called “A Grand Evening,” a special fundraiser in which patrons donated a grand to go towards new beds in the Memory Center.
Chef Robert Merrifield, Trustee, Saint Simeon’s Foundation, and his team at The Polo Grill prepared a splendid meal for the 28 attendees. The eight-course menu centered on a Biblical-themed and included items such as “Loaves and Fishes” Salad with Citrus Cured Arctic Char, Tenderloin Medallions “Trinity” with steaks marinated in Mushroom Jus, Oscar, and Three Peppercorn Melange, and a Chocolate Gran Marnier “Sunday Sundae.” Each course was accompanied by a specially paired wine.
The evening opened with remarks from Will Farrior, President, Saint Simeon’s Foundation and a prayer by Father Bob Wickizer which focused on the idea that Saint Simeon’s is a place that allows adult children to truly “honor (their) father and mother” (Ephesians 6:2). In total, the event raised $35,100. George Dotson, Saint Simeon’s Home and Foundation Trustee, closed the evening with remarks thanking Robert and Donna Merrifield and announcing that as a thank you, Saint Simeon’s will be dedicating a willow tree on their behalf.