Since its inception a couple of years ago, the Summerset Big Band has been drawing sold-out crowds in every Summerset venue it plays.
Seniors love the classic tunes of Glenn Miller, Ray Anthony, the Dorsey brothers and the other big-band-era orchestras who made the war years of the Greatest Generation so musically memorable.
Last Friday, the Summerset Big Band did it again, giving a sold-out concert at Summerset I to benefit The American Cancer Society's upcoming Relay For Life.
More specifically, the band played to help raise funds for the Relay team known as the Summerset Originals, a group that has contributed more than $50,000 to the Cancer Society during the six years of its existence.
This year's Summerset Originals captain is Sue Owens, who worked with co-captain Donna Coker and event chairs Jean Romer and Betty Dalke to put the event together.
Coker was especially grateful to Romer and Dalke. They made the evening elegant and classy. If it hadn't been for them, the evening's food and drink would have been just ordinary.
The occasion was anything but ordinary, as Romer and Dalke recruited vendors, local artists and Brentwood businesses that donated their wares and services for the event's bar and raffle.
A group of Summerset residents prepared and donated canap