As the annual Seafood Fest auction sailed through the Old Library Event Center on Friday, March 24th, attendees from Olean and beyond outdid themselves this year in support of The Rehabilitation Foundation. Prizes were won and gourmet food was served including a bountiful buffet with various seafood dishes, beef tenderloin and chicken. It was a fun night out for all full of excitement and entertainment.
“It was an exceptionally successful sold-out year,” Elena Bombardier, Foundation director, said, adding, “We exceeded this year’s fundraising goal.”
Olean’s brightest stars came out Friday night, April 1, to support The Rehabilitation Foundation’s elegant Seafood Fest 16 which reeled in a whopping catch of more than 220 attendees.
As Dan Carter’s auction chant rang out in the glittering candlelight of The Old Library Restaurant, dozens of individuals and corporations responded generously by purchasing lobsters and porterhouse steaks for hundreds of dollars. Together they dug deep and gave unsparingly to the important work of The ReHab Center throughout Cattaraugus, Allegany and Chautauqua counties benefitting hundreds of people with disabilities.