Shady Oaks sets sights on fundraiser to celebrate golden anniversary

Occasionally, residents of Shady Oaks celebrate milestone anniversaries and birthdays.

This fall, it’s Shady Oaks itself that’s having an anniversary – a golden one, to be exact. The senior care facility will celebrate 50 years of service in the community in September. In preparation, Shady Oaks is hosting a fundraiser Aug. 23, Public Relations Coordinator Brittany Drew said.

The event, which runs from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 23 at Shady Oaks, will include $3 burgers from the Beef Producers, freewill donation chips and bottled water and a silent auction. Some items available in the auction include restaurant and photo gift certificates, handmade gifts and other goods and services donated by area businesses, such as a wine basket and a gym membership.

All proceeds from the event will be used to pay for food and decorations for the Sept. 23 anniversary celebration, Drew said.

Vetter Health Services officials will attend the 50th anniversary celebration, Drew said.