Monday, 05 October 2015 19:11

Hospice's 17th Annual Art on the Lawn Event: Makes History with Major Success

“What a fabulous night for Hospice!” said Dan Riordan, Executive Director and “I would like to express my deepest gratitude to the sponsors, artists, volunteers, merchants and everyone in attendance who helped make the 17th Annual Art on the Lawn “Celebrate Life” fundraiser such an enormous success for our agency.  With outstanding support by our community we were successful raising over $50k for the first time ever! As I announced the night of the event, Hospice will be allocating 50% of the proceeds to aid our hospice patients, families, staff members & volunteers who have been displaced and affected by the Butte Fire.  On behalf of the entire Hospice of Amador & Calaveras family, the Board of Directors, our patients and families, thank you for your overwhelmingly generous support this year for our hospice mission as well as for our hospice family affected by this devastating wildfire”.

The ultra elegant event was held for the third time at the gorgeous, Tuscan inspired Karmѐre Winery, thanks to Todd Pickens, Marilyn Hoopes and Hayley Hoopes, who once again generously offered and donated the use of their stunning venue for our event. “This kind of generosity allows us to provide an exceptionally special event for our community and also allows us the opportunity to raise the most money for our mission”.  Dan adds, “We were thrilled to once again have sold out the venue and we were truly overwhelmed by the level of participation and generosity shown to Hospice”.  


The champagne and local wine flowed, the sunset and weather cooperated beautifully, the authentic Italian cuisine generously donated by Teresa’s Place was outstanding and everyone enjoyed Jack Riordan & Ellen Edwards’s special live jazz musical performance. We appreciate the local artists who again generously supported this event with their donations of original artwork ranging from visual arts to ceramics, welded lawn art, photography, rich textiles and more! 


Our “Amore Major Sponsors” of the 17th Annual Art on the Lawn event included the Jackson Rancheria, Karmѐre Winery, Sutter Amador Hospital, and Teresa’s Place and our “Bella Major Sponsors” included the American Legion Ambulance Service, Assistcare Communities of Amador, Mark Twain Medical Center and Thomi’s Café.  Special thanks also to the following fine businesses who donated their time, expertise and/or business to support this year’s event: Karmѐre Winery – event venue; Ledger Dispatch - graphic design & layout; Teresa’s Place – catering; Thomi’s Café – rentals; G.E.M. Electric - lighting and electrical, Bill Cruit - web design, KVGC 1340 AM Radio - PA system, Dave Hammond –auctioneer and to Larry Angier for donating the usage of his beautiful sunset Cooper Hill sunset photo for the event materials.  


We will post the event program on our website at soon and are making people aware of sponsorship through Facebook and other channels. We are encouraging people to shop locally and use local services whenever possible as we are deeply indebted to our loyal sponsors who continue to support us year after year. 


Hospice has been providing quality end of-life care to patients and families to Amador and Calaveras Counties for over 30 years. Each year more and more patients and families rely on Hospice for care and support during this extraordinary time. The Art on the Lawn fundraiser is the largest of the year and enables Hospice to meet its mission of providing end-of-life care to everyone who needs it, regardless of their ability to pay.