On November 2, over 90 guests joined The Allendale Shelter Club to toast Allendale Association’s 125th anniversary at its Hope for the Holidays fundraiser, raising close to $100,000. The evening began with a tasting of 40 different wines and spirits from around the world at Lake Forest’s Courtyard Wines. Taking place in the Arcade on Deerpath, wines and spirits were sampled and sold with a portion of proceeds benefitting the cause. Following the tasting, guests were welcomed by trays of Le Colonial’s signature Lychee martinis and gathered around the room’s bar at high top tables and on the balcony overlooking Bank Lane. Le Colonial’s French Vietnamese cuisine really shined, with passed appetizer favorites.
Allendale has been housing, educating, and serving kids with serious mental, behavioral, and health challenges for 125 years and the women of the Allendale Shelter Club have supported this mission for over 100 years. Through education, emotional, and behavioral treatment, Allendale gives kids the opportunity to restore their lives. Funds raised will support Allendale’s mission of inspiring hope during adversity, by all means possible.