Veterans Hall was filled with Lions, Rotarians, Kiwanians, Soroptimists, veterans, chambers of commerce members and their guests, all raising money to help pay the expenses of the many uninsured patients treated at the clinic.
"There wasn't one person who turned me down once they found out what it was for," said organizer Mary Jane Dukellis, a member of the Brentwood Lions.
Rudeen Monte, one of the foundation's directors, told the assembly that 41 percent of the clinic's patients are young, working adults who can't afford health insurance. She commended the many businesses represented at the dinner for their efforts to provide insurance for their employees, and attending the dinner to help others as well.
"Sutter Delta is honored to be a partner with you to make sure everyone has affordable health care," she said.
Kurt Passetti and Jessica Gonzalves, top left, sit swamped by the rewards of their having generously bought into the t's raffle.
Courtney Quinn, left, Allie Arone and Chelsea Mello of the Brentwood Lions' Bristow School affiliate Leos Club help serve food at last weekend's event.
The event featured music, dancing, barbecued tri-tip (provided by 2006 Brentwood Barbecue Kings Jim Wangeman and Bill Boyd), a sports memorabilia auction and lots of other chances to give.
Service clubs in Antioch will be hosting a similar event to benefit the clinic on Sept. 9. Tickets for that event may be purchased in advance at the Antioch Chamber Office at 324 G St. or by calling Sandy Henry at 754-8771.