A number of unique trips, social events and exciting experiences will be on the auction block to tempt guests at the SCV Senior Center’s Celebrity Waiter Dinner, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Hyatt Regency Valencia. Table sponsors are already coming up with zany themes and decorations for their tables, based on the event’s Journey Through Television theme.
Table hosts and guests can start registering as early as 4:30 p.m. on the evening of the dinner.
Unique auction items will include a one-week stay at the Mayan Palace Resort near Puerto Vallarta in Mexico for four people; an entertainment package of dining and theater tickets; a barbecue for up to 30 people at the Sand Canyon home of Councilman Bob and Kathy Kellar; private flight and lunch for two from Agua Dulce to the Santa Barbara area; a week in a two-bedroom condo for a week in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; and a week in a fully equipped Maui beach house that sleeps 10 guests.
Bob & Kathy Kellar | Photo by Nancy Starczyk
Another auction winner will participate in The Ultimate Driving Experience, an opportunity for six lucky drivers to train for and race professional NASCAR stock cars on the Toyota Speedway in Irwindale. More practical buyers may choose one of two marital trusts, and the whole family can enjoy four Disneyland Resort one-day Park Hopper Tickets, including admission to the Magic Kingdom and Disney California Adventure Park. The honor to be the head table at the 2015 Celebrity Waiter dinner also will be on the auction block, and other unique items are still being confirmed.
The introduction of the “celebrity” waiters to the crowd is always a surprise and fun experience. Guests can help their waiter earn the Favorite Waiter award by purchasing scrip to “tip” the waiter for special perks and antics throughout the evening. A number of waiters also are participating in pre-event fundraising, which is added to their “tip” income when selecting the Favorite Waiter.
The Journey Through Television theme offers table hosts and guests an opportunity to be creative in their table decorations and costumes. A few of the themes already announced include “Golden Girls,” “Duck Dynasty,” “Touched by an Angel,” “Sex and the City,” “NCIS,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “MPTV Academy Award Night” and “Walking Dead.” Tables will also be competing for awards for best decorated table and best representation of the theme.
The Celebrity Waiter is one of the SCV Senior Center’s top fundraising events. Proceeds help to support such services as Home Delivered Meals, reassurance telephone calls, educational and support groups, the Handyworker Program, Supportive Services and many other programs delivered at the center itself or carried to the homes of elderly people in the local community.
Individual tickets are $100 each. Table reservations or additional information are available on the event website at www.scv-seniorcenter.org/Events, by mail at SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Santa Clarita 91321, or by calling Pamela at (661) 259-9444, Ext. 141.