"It's so great to see you! It has been way too long!"
Those greetings rang through the rooms at Crestmont Country Club on Monday, May 1 as nearly 250 people arrived for the 2023 Card Party.
Card Party returned following a four-year pandemic-related hiatus, and it was not a minute too soon.
“What a reunion!” Sharon Falkin shared. “Friends and acquaintances reconnecting in a way only NCJW/Essex can make happen. Shared memories of programs, projects and advocacy.”
This event is one of NCJW/Essex’s important annual fundraisers, and it exceeded all expectations and plans. A giant thank you to our generous benefactors and to everyone who played, shopped, lunched and bought raffle tickets. Your support enables us to continue the work of improving the lives of women, children and families in Essex County.
Co-chairs Debbi Fine, Robin Kollin and Lauren Scher produced a wonderful event from start to finish, flawlessly coordinating players and groups, overseeing a record 15 vendors whose tables were filled with fun and fabulous products and creating a festive and bright atmosphere where everyone enjoyed a delicious lunch. Thank you to our Fund Development team, VP Lisa Santola and Director of Development Alison Haight for their support.
“Fabulous day! Kudos to our three chairs who did a top-notch job,” said Rita Isaacs, echoing the feelings of all who attended.