Historic Portage Manor annual summer social fundraiser
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. -- The Historic Potage Manor held their annual summer social fundraiser Wednesday that continues to benefit the elderly and disabled residents that live there.
The event ran from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and festivities included Historic Facility Tours on the hour, a flyover by Dr. Damien Dieter, raffles, craft sales, music, games, and more.
“We want people to come out experience what goes on here, see what the people are doing in here, see what the staff is doing just to provide services for people who don’t have a lot in their lives. We help subsidize what they’re doing out here,” said Derek Dieter, St. Joseph County Commissioner of District 2.
Fundraising events like this helps cover the costs of living for the manor’s residents who could not afford housing otherwise.
“Portage Manor relies on the generous donations from our community to provide programing and support for the residents of Portage Manor that would not be otherwise possible,” said Patty Godsey, President of the Portage Manor Board of Directors.
Portage Manor is owned by St. Joseph County and all money raised goes toward programming that will improve the quality of life for all residents.