On April 20th Water Street Mission hosted one of its most exciting annual events, Top Chefs that was sold out to 295 guests. Top Chefs, is an opportunity for people in the community to come support Water Street Health Services through a five-course meal and both silent and live auctions. The meal is an unforgettable experience as each course was hosted by a different Lancaster favorite. The delectable meal included hors d’oeuvres by LUCA, appetizer by The Belvedere Inn, salad from The Greenfield Restaurant & Bar, intermezzo by Bistro Barberet & Bakery, Entrée from Lancaster Country Club, and finished off with dessert from Checkers Bistro.
The meal is just part of what makes the event so spectacular. Before the meal, guests can peruse and bid on over 30 items at the silent auction. A live auction curated with 9 unique experiences was held after the dinner, this part of the evening was hosted by Tim Keller of Keller Auctioneers. To kick off the live auction, Tim Keller started the bidding to raise money for a new dental chair and mobile x-ray machine for the dental clinic. Within seconds, the money needed for both pieces of equipment was raised. In addition to raising money for Water Street Health Services, two Teen Haven programs were completely funded. The Princess Experience and Training Camp teach high school youth the importance of grounding themselves in God, leading with integrity and the significance of establishing their identity in God. The energy in the room is contagious. It’s inspiring to see almost 300 people support our mission to help the homeless and the low-income families in our community.
The event was a major success with over $200,000 dollars raised, providing Water Street Health Services with the ability to continue to serve our residents and the low-income families in our community with excellence. Top Chef would not be possible without our sponsors! A special thanks to Willow Valley Associates, Inc., Wendell Funk, M.D., FACS, Saxton& Stump, LLC, Clark Associates, B.R. Kreider & Sons, Inc., BB&T, Aetna Better Health of Pennsylvania, UPMC Health Plan, Fig Industries, Hot Frog Print Media, and Brewer Direct for making Top Chefs possible.