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High School for Bayside Brunch 2019

The Des Moines Legacy Foundation's 20th annual Bayside Brunch was all about high school days for this year's FUNdraiser! Sunday, November 3 saw the entire first floor at Anthony's restaurant filled with cheerleaders, graduate caps and gowns, athletes, prom dates and more! As one guest stated, " this is a magical event and a magical day". And it was magical to see the continued support from 100 guests who with their generosity and care for the Des Moines community raised $12,375 for recreation programs for low income youth and a little over $18,000 for senior services and programs in Des Moines.

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Des Moines Walking Fun - The Walking Sunday!
Join Gary McNeil, Des Moines Legacy Foundation director, for monthly Sunday walks starting in May. Dates are the 3rd third Sunday of the month. Walkers meet at the base of the Des Moines marina fishing pier. Walks vary in length and difficulty around the Des Moines community and will not exceed 4 miles. All walks are the 3rd Sunday of the month at 11:00 am. Walks are rain or shine. Dogs welcome.

The location and routes of the walks are subject to change, so updated information can be obtained from Meetup.com by searching for Des Moines Waterland Walking Group, or by contacting me at 206-390-3184 and gmcnsoccer@comcast.net.

04/15/18 11:00 am - Meet at Redondo pier on Redondo Beach Drive. We will walk along the boardwalk and up the hill into the neighborhood.

05/20/18 11:00 am - Meet at Des Moines Marina by the fishing pier and bathrooms in the northwest corner of the parking lot. Parking fees are required to park at the marina, available at the gate. We will walk the 2 1/4 mile Des Moines Creek Trail, then return to the marina for a total of about 4 ½ miles.

06/17/18 11:00 am - Meet at Saltwater State Park (25205 8th Pl S in Des Moines), in the upper parking lot next to the gate. A daily state park pass or an annual Discover Pass is required to park. We will walk up to Sonju Gardens and learn about the community gardens, then return to Saltwater Park.


Former NBA Player and South Sound Standout Brian Scalabrine and Village Concepts are Bringing The Adriana to Des Moines This Fall

Recently , construction broke ground on The Adriana, the newest in the Village Concepts series of community-focused retirement and assisted living communities. The $23 million project is scheduled to break ground this September in Des Moines, Washington.

The Adriana will be co-owned by Brian Scalabrine, a former NBA Boston Celtics player, Highline College student and elder care advocate. The project is named after his two daughters, Elliana and Adria. Scalabrine and Village Concepts share a common mission; to provide outstanding housing for seniors where they can feel comfortable, valued, and safe. At Village Concepts, a family business, this philosophy has been passed down to Chief Executive Officer Stuart Brown, the third in a line of strong advocates for the elderly and those in need of assisted living facilities.

Last week, Village Concepts donated $32,000 to the Des Moines Legacy Foundation for the Des Moines/Normandy Park senior center's programs and services.

"We're honored to become a part of the fabric of the growing Des Moines community," said Stuart Brown, Village Concepts CEO. "We're excited to offer the Adriana as the premier community retirement location in the Des Moines area."

The opening of The Adriana will help fulfill the need for affordable housing for seniors and contribute to the revitalization goals of Des Moines' marina district. Residents of the new assisted living facility will be able to stroll through the nearby Saltwater State Park, visit the public library or take classes at Highline Community College. The Adriana will feature 119 units spanning across five stories and is slated to open fall of 2016.

Community Supports Seniors and Youth at 16th Annual Bayside Brunch
Bayside Brunch, the biggest fundraiser the Des Moines Legacy Foundation hosts for senior and youth programs, it was a SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE HALLOWEEN SPECIAL with costumes galore and plenty of action for great Not Ready for Prime Time raffles, Roseann Roseanna Danna's restaurants and Steve Martin Mystery Bags! All past Make A Difference paddle raises were topped this year with a whopping $15,475 raised for recreation scholarships for low income youth. Senior programs and services benefited with approximately $12,000 raised.

As always, Anthony's HomePort, our major sponsor and partner, provided their outstanding executive chef brunch, complimentary champagne, volunteer wait staff and equipment/materials support.

We thank the following "That's the Ticket!" 2015 Bayside Brunch sponsors:

Budd Gould and Anthony's Restaurants

Snure Law Office, PSC

Marks and Marks, C.P. A.'s

Normandy Park Senior Living
EdwardJones- Doug Myers
Panattoni Development
Stafford Healthcare- Des Moines
Wesley Homes- Des Moines, LLC

Comfort Keepers
Margaret Leaf
PAC Stainless, Ltd
Sharpline Financial
State Farm Insurance-Char Schulz
Sue Padden and Noel Morgan

Legacy Works Awards were giving to the following long time sponsors:

Snure Law Office, PSC- 15 years
Budd Gould and Anthonys Restaurants- 15 years
Marks and Marks C.P. A's- 14 years
Hunting, Fisher, and Co., P.S., C.P.A's- 11 years
Edward Jones- Doug Myers- 11 years
Wesley Homes- 10 years
State Farm Insurance/Char Schulz- 8 years.

Legacy Works Awards were also presented to long time guests, committee members and volunteers:

Norma Somers-14 years
Vicky and Jim Polhamus-14 years
Chris and Steve Odachowski-14 years
Dave Kaplan-12 years
Nancy Warren and T.M. Sell- 12 years
Mary Jo Rulffes- 13 years auction procurement
Georgie Nupen- Most VIP tables
Carmen Scott- 15 years of Inspiration
Michelle Fawcett- 13 years of volunteering at the event

More information will be provided soon on the proceeds net from this annual event.

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