Top 5 Social Events of 2020
1. Around The World For A Cause
On October 2nd, Marsh’s Edge hosted an ‘Around the World for a Cure’ Fundraising Event! To adhere to social distancing guidelines, small groups of 6 Members traveled around the world together! Spaced appropriately apart, each stop offered the opportunity to enjoy food and beverage unique to that destination. Additionally, they learned a series of facts about each stop to help enhance their understanding of the country’s culture. The Around The World Tour began in “The Big Apple” – New York City! Attendees then boarded planes at the John F. Kennedy airport and traveled to Mexico, Argentina, Japan, Korea, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Denmark, Italy, Germany, and ending in the ‘City of Love’ – Paris, France. Our world travelers dined on tacos, yakitori, hummus, homemade gelato, and more! Additionally, they had the opportunity to try new and unique beverages like the Prickly Pear Margarita to Jagermeister and others. Those who attended filled their passports with all of the stops were entered into a drawing for a $100 Gift Card. There were also pop quizzes throughout their journey for a chance to win other prizes. Altogether, our Members raised $2,700 towards our goal for the Alzheimer’s Association and had a great time doing it.
2. Cooking Demonstrations
Throughout the year our Members had the opportunity to attend ‘The Chefs Table’ an exclusive dining demonstration experience at Marsh’s Edge. The dining team at Marsh’s Edge is composed of talented Chefs who enjoy getting creative and teaching our Members about their craft. In these dining experiences, our Members learn about unique techniques, flavor composition, kitchen gadgets and more from the Chefs as they put together a fresh meal. Attendees were safely distanced and wore masks. Some of these events included dishes like Chicken Tikka Masala, Chicken Pot Pie, Pasta Making, Southern Breakfasts and more!
3. Active Aging Week
Each year our Members at Marsh’s Edge participate in Active Aging Week. This year was no different as our programming team designed a unique experience for our residents to take part in from October 5- 11, 2020.
4. Car Show for Alzheimer’s
On November 14th, Marsh’s Edge hosted our first annual ‘Cars for a Cause’ event fundraiser! We welcomed 27 vehicles to the show and raised a total of $1,663 for Alzheimer’s Association. This event was outdoors and had live music provided by Saxophonist, Dexter Jones, as well as delicious BBQ plates prepared by the Marsh’s Edge Dining Services. Judges for this event were Members – Bill Hannah, Car Enthusiast / Barbara Whitney, Avid Race Car Driver, Team Member – Alatha Spade, Fearless Concierge, and 14-year employee and Local Judge – Esteemed Chef Dave Carrier of Certified Burgers on St.Simons Island. A special thank you to those who attended and helped us raise money for this cause that is so near and dear to our hearts at Marsh’s Edge.
5. Fall Festival
On Friday, October 16th Marsh’s Edge hosted the Fall Festival! It was the perfect day for Members to spend an afternoon outside breathing in the fresh Autumn air, socializing with neighbors and enjoying some awesome music by JB Scotts Swinging All-Stars! The Marsh’s Edge Dining Services team prepared delicious fall foods like stuffed pumpkins, sliced beef tenderloin, our award-winning chili, and pecan pie for attendees! To pair with these autumn treats we had fresh apple cider which was perfect! Attendees enjoyed fall festival games including punch a pumpkin, pumpkin chucking, jack-o-lantern drop, and pumpkin shooting! We also had a fun petting zoo where everyone had the opportunity for a lot of animal interactions with 2 ducks, 2 chickens, 2 bunnies and 2 goats! It was the perfect way to kick off the season!