Wesbury’s Senior Golf Scramble
Wesbury’s Golf Scramble is the only scramble in the area that caters to senior golfers. While all golfers are welcome, this event especially seeks golfers who are over age 50. The event takes place at the Meadville Country Club on the third Thursday in June. Included are a continental breakfast, boxed lunch on the course, and a picnic dinner. Special give-a-ways and unique prizes are also presented at this event. The scramble is one of three major special events that brings in more than $10,000 annually for The Wesbury Foundation. All proceeds are designated to assist with continual renovations of Grace Rehabilitation and Health Center.
Wesbury’s Annual Chicken BBQ & Craft Fair
Each year in the middle of summer, Wesbury pulls together a festival that attracts close to 5,000 visitors. Held on campus, this free event is always the third Sunday of July from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. It includes a Family Fun Zone with games and train rides, outdoor and indoor entertainment, crafters and other vendors, and an Antique and Classic Car Cruise In. In addition, the Sunset Auxiliary holds its annual rummage, book and bake sale. Of course, there are chicken and rib dinners on sale that includes several side dishes and homemade pie or cake.
Wesbury’s Senior Tribute Banquet & Auction
We all know someone who amazes us with their talent, generosity and selflessness. They may be a friend, a neighbor, a relative, or someone from your workplace or church. Each year, Wesbury seeks to find extraordinary individuals, aged 65 or over; or extraordinary groups or organizations with members of any age. The nominees are honored by allowing Wesbury to tell their story and applaud their contributions at Annual Senior Tribute Recognition Dinner and Auction held on the second Thursday in October. This event is truly inspiring and not only spotlights these unsung heroes, but also serves as a fundraiser for Wesbury’s benevolent care fund, which helps support residents who have outlived their financial resources and require charitable care. Please take a moment and think about those who have made a difference in your life or the life of someone you know.
Sunset Auxiliary’s Christmas Bazaar
Each November, Wesbury’s Sunset Auxiliary holds a special rummage sale containing only holiday items. Throughout the year, the Auxiliary accepts donations of Christmas decorations, Christmas trees, and other holiday items. All funds benefits the projects of the Sunset Auxiliary.
Resident-Family Christmas Reception
In the evening of the second Friday of December, Wesbury holds a special reception to wish its residents and their families a Merry Christmas. Entertainment is offered throughout both Grace Rehabilitation and Health Center and Cribbs Residential Center for all in attendance. The event is by special invitation only.
Each year, Wesbury honors and recognizes those who have financially contributed to The Wesbury Foundation. Attendance is by invitation only. Several special honors are presented, including The White Dove Award and Donor of Distinction. The White Dove Award recipients are hand-selected based on their extraordinary ability to lead others with their unique vision and exceptional generosity. These individuals, businesses or organizations have made a regular commitment to care for the well being of the older population at Wesbury and beyond. Donor of Distinction Awards are presented to those who have strongly supported the Wesbury mission through significant financial contributions.
Sunset Auxiliary Key Person Luncheon
The Sunset Auxiliary is a network of individuals and groups within the Western Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church, who make friends and raise funds for the residents of Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community. Liaisons within the churches are known as Key Persons. Each year, The Sunset Auxiliary holds a special lunch to recognize their efforts to keep Wesbury in the hearts and minds of the parishioners within the area’s United Methodist Churches. The luncheon attendance is by invitation only.