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10   |   SRNS TODAY   | MAY 2021

         Celebrity Waiter Night raises over $30K for Children’s Place

        S    RNS recently raised more than $30,000 in support of   supportive workforce,” said Harm. “Year after year, the SRNS
             the Children’s Place, Inc. Since 1994, Celebrity Waiter
                                                                community comes together in support of Children’s Place
             Night has been the largest fundraiser for Children’s Place,
        Inc. Annually, SRNS shows support for this non-profit through a   through Celebrity Waiter Night. Together, we make a tremendous
                                                                impact on the children and their families in our communities.”
        private event for employees and their family members.
                                                                “COVID-19 has affected everyone and forced many organizations
        With the COVID-19 pandemic causing many events to be    to find new ways to conduct business, host events and raise
        postponed or rescheduled, 2021 Celebrity Waiter Night SRNS   funds,” said Kevin Whitt, SRNS Site Training Director and 2021
        Co-Chairs Elizabeth Harm and Anne Claire Jordan put their heads   Celebrity Waiter Night Executive Sponsor. “The mission of
        together to host a socially distanced event. After the huge   Children’s Place is such a vital part of our community. We are so
        success from last year’s car hop event, Harm and Jordan    appreciative to everyone who purchased tickets, made donations
        were excited to lead this year’s effort in support of Children’s   and placed bids in our auction that helped us make a positive
        Place, Inc.                                             impact on such an important organization like Children’s Place.”
        This year’s event featured a “to go” style dinner, which offered a   Celebrity Waiter Night specifically supports the Therapeutic
        pot roast, mashed potatoes, salad and cookie dinner prepared   Childcare Program at Children’s Place, one of only two programs
        by Newberry Hall in Aiken. In addition to the “to go” meals, the   of its kind in South Carolina. The program serves children ages
        Celebrity Waiter Night Auction was held virtually.      18 months to five years old who have endured adverse childhood
        Harm and Jordan were very appreciative of the support for   experiences and offers early childhood mental health services
        this year’s fundraiser. “We are so thankful for such a giving and   and occupational, speech and play therapies.

                   Supporters lined up outside of Newberry Hall
                            to pick up their to-go dinners
                         from this year’s celebrity waiters.
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