Shepherd's Center to Host Swing Band for Fundraiser
Doc Scantlin and his Imperial Palms Orchestra to perform at Vienna Presbyterian Church
Each year, the Shepherd's Center of Oakton-Vienna hosts one major fundraiser to help with its operations for the year.
Doc, his 18-piece band and his wife Chou Chou will perform swing music, revisiting music from the 1920s, '30s and '40s to a packed house. The music will feature classics from Cab Calloway, George Gershwin and Irving Berlin, among other standards.
Last year, SCOV pushed for a larger attendance to its annual fundraiser. They branched out from local acts that drew the nonprofit's most loyal supporters, booking Jeannie Robertson, a humorist with national appeal.
They're sticking with that strategy, as Doc Scantlin's band has performed internationally, including shows with European royalty and U.S. presidents in the audience.
The proceeds will help fund SCOV's general operations. SCOV is a nonprofit organization that assists senior adults with services and enrichment opportunities.
SCOV is best known for its transportation services, bringing clients to and from various types of appointments, ranging from medical to beauty. The organization was averaging about 50 calls, but it has now increased to about 70, which is a large undertaking for a small organization that boasts just two paid staff members who share their office space with a rotation of volunteers.
SCOV has about 200 volunteers who offer their time and services as much as they can to serve about 150 clients.