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Friends of United Community Ministries Gather for Its 40th

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UCM Board President Joe Canny introduces Gala Chairs Maureen McGuire-Kuletz, Cleatus Burk and Danae Delman

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Lee District Supervisor Jeff McKay takes a moment to talk about the auction with Jeff Todd, owner of Roy Rogers.

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Gene and Addy Krizek enjoy the evening.

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Sharon Kelso (right) enjoys dancing with Joe and Marie Canny, while Kristen Keckeisen also joins in on the fun.

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The "Raffle Girls."

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Marking the organization’s 40th anniversary, UCM Friends gather for a group photograph.

Two hundred guests gathered at Mount Vernon Country Club last weekend to celebrate United Community Ministries’ 40th anniversary. Joining the celebration was Sharon Kelso, former executive director; Warren Cikins, former Mount Vernon District supervisor; Gerry Hyland, Mount Vernon District supervisor; state Sen. Toddy Puller; and Del. Kristen J. Amundson.

Lee District Supervisor Jeff McKay led the live auction, which had some brisk bidding and added to the grand total from guests, sponsors, silent auction and donations — bringing in much-needed funds for UCM’s programs. Black Moon Tonic provided the music for some lively dancing,