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The lawn in front of Allegro on Diecks Drive in Elizabethtown was decorated Friday with balloons and tables where women in Derby hats and others enjoyed food and music.
The business’ sixth annual Derby Dash N Dine to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association raised nearly $1,200.
Community Director Steve Sanford said the cause is important to Allegro officials because Allegro has a neighborhood of residents with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia and because the disease seems to be a growing problem as society ages.
The event also allows Allegro to give community members tours of the facility and show them what the atmosphere is like, he said.
Barbara Williams of Elizabethtown said the annual event gives her a chance to mingle with others.
That’s why Williams returned after a friend invited her last year.
“It’s really nice,” she said. “They put on a good lunch and the music’s wonderful and just getting out amongst friends.”
Barbara Connelly of Elizabethtown also attended to socialize with others and support the Alzheimer’s Association.
Most have someone in their family who has been affected by the disease, so fighting it is an important cause, Connelly said.
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