Senior Councils Executive Director Christi Bird enjoys a photo with Elvis impersonator Roger Anderson.

Senior Councils Executive Director Christi Bird enjoys a photo with Elvis impersonator Roger Anderson.

Senior Citizens Council raises about $16,000 at 1950’s style dinner auction!

 MILWAUKIE, Ore. – The Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County (SCCCC) raised about $16,000 at its “Back to the 50’s!” fundraising dinner and silent auction April 23 at Gray Gables Estate in Milwaukie.

Close to 75 people attended the event to support the Oregon City-based nonprofit group.

The event featured a performance by Elvis impersonator Roger Anderson of Bonnie Lake, Wash., who entertained the crowd with songs from the later singer. The attendees also placed bids on donated items, enjoyed a 1950’s diner-style meal and a 1950’s costume contest.

“We might have held fundraisers in the past that netted more money, but we’ve never held an event that netted more fun and laughter,” said SCCCC Executive Director Christi Bird.

This year marks the 44th anniversary of the SCCCC providing services for home-bound, frail, vulnerable and geographically isolated adults in Clackamas County. Not available anywhere else, its programs promote independence, improve quality of life and prevent or end abuse, neglect (including self-neglect) and exploitation of at-risk seniors and adults with disabilities.

Elvis impersonator Roger Anderson of Bonnie Lake, Wash., entertains the crowd at the annual dinner auction fundraiser

Elvis impersonator  Roger Anderson of Bonnie Lake, Wash., entertains the crowd.

The organization is currently seeking more board members. Those interested can call (503) 657-1366.

 

About Senior Citizens Council

Founded in 1972, Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County, Inc. is committed to improving the quality of life for seniors and adults with disabilities in Clackamas County, Ore. Many of those served don’t have the ability to pay. The SCCCC relies on donations, grants and this fundraising event to support those in need. More information about the council is posted at www.seniorcitizenscouncil.com.