A Blast Was Had at Celebrating the South Area 2023!

by | Sep 11, 2023

A huge thank you to everyone who attended SEAC’s 2023 blender at Sager- Stoneyard Beer Works on Sept. 8th:)!

Laughs were had, libations were consumed, and delicious food was snarfed. Walter Chapman jammed the night away while the Mount Hope World Singers delighted us with several songs, including If I had a Hammer by Peter, Paul and Mary.

Your friendship, excitement, support, and generosity means we can continue to have a positive impact in not just our service area, but that of Greater Rochester. Check out the fun stuff we got up to in our 2022-2023 fiscal year:).

As I mentioned on Friday, we’ve had a fantastic year and this year ahead of us is shaping up to be just as exciting, with things like:

  • Assemblymember Bronson awarding SEAC $75k in state grant funding for our Tool Shed program.
  • Senator Brouk awarding SEAC $82k in state grant funding so we can start the Tool Shed Mobile Unit (TSMU). More on this soon!
  • Creating a new position, SEAC’s Community Liaison, to support our fundraising and community outreach initiatives.
  • Creating a new position, TSMU Coordinator, to drive the mobile unit to R-Rec Center’s to get tools into the hands of people with transportation hurdles.
  • Expanding our inventory to include a craft lending library.
  • The creation of a repair cafe program located at the Tool Shed (and potentially on the TSMU).
  • Purchasing supplies and assembling roughly 350 hygiene bags that will be distributed to St. Joe’s House of Hospitality and Dimitri’s House this fall.
  • And more exciting news coming soon!

Thank you again for attending. Thank you to my team for pulling out all the stops and making this event a truly special one. Thanks to all SEAC’s supportive board members. And thanks to the Sagers for always being delightful and letting us have a blast.

Be well all!

Mike Evans

Executive Director

Thanks to Our Sponsors for Making This Celebration Possible!

Fireworks Sponsor


Champagne Toast



Erdman Anthony

Party Hat

Garber Chevrolet Subaru

Genesee Regional Bank

Assemblymember Harry Bronson

Oasis Design & Remodeling, Inc.

Park Grove Realty