Union Centre Boulevard Merchant Association


Reach Out Rocks Recap

23 Oct 2018 12:47 AM | Teresa Nichols (Administrator)

October 19, 2018  was Reach Out Lakota's major fundraising event and first annual Reach Out Rocks. In the past, Reach out Lakota has organized a celebrity dinner, but this year they decided to do something a little different. 

Reach Out Rocks was held at the Savannah Center at Chappell Crossing, an elegant local banquet hall. Dinner was included with each ticket and included a build-your-own salad bar and a build your own pasta bar. The salad bar had fresh spinach, broccoli, mushrooms, peppers, cucumbers, artichoke hearts and hearts of palm. There were many many different salad dressings to choose from including poppyseed dressing, Italian, French Ranch...are you hungry yet?  At the pasta bar everyone chose what they wanted in there pasta from veggies to meats just before it was sautéed they had lots of different trimmings and meats and then they let you choose your sauce: red sauce, Alfredo, or meat. There were lots of fun activities during the event to entertain guests while raising fund for ROL: a "spin-the-wheel" for either wine, cigars or spirits and it was $25 to spin the wheel they were also selling boas. They had a silent auction with gift baskets of such brands as Yeti and Oil of Olay as well as Bengals tickets some local sporting event tickets and they also had some fun local birthday parties. These baskets were graciously donated by local companies! But the best part of the evening was the entertainment! Blessid Union of Souls was highly requested band, so they made it happen. Blessed Union is a local local band lead by Elliot Sloan who was born in Pleasant Ridge. Some of their big hits are Love is the Answer, and She Likes Me for Me. They were glad to be a part of this local fundraising event! 

The UCBMA sponsors this event so we were able to have members go to the event. We want to thank the people who represented UCBMA. It’s a great opportunity to talk to people about UCBMA and to encourage people to join so we can keep supporting these events 

Reach Out Lakota offers many services to West Chester residents who are in need. The organization was founded in 1992 and has collected almost 2 million pounds of food and 100,000 articles of clothing for West Chester residents. Every month they give about 120 gallons of milk to families who are struggling! The money raised from this event goes to help with these kinds of efforts. 

You can see more photos on our photos page! Scroll down and look for Reach Out Rocks. 

You can also visit Reach Out Lakota online for more details!


Union Centre Boulevard Merchant Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. P.O. Box 8048, West Chester, Ohio 45071

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