North Country Family Health Center’s 24th annual Night on the River to be held at Thousand Islands Harbor Hotel

WATERTOWN, NY — North Country Family Health Center’s (NoCo’s) annual spring fundraiser, A Night on the River, will be held at the 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel, Clayton, on Friday, May 12, 2023.

The 24th annual fundraising event’s cocktail reception and dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will offer guests an evening of food, drinks, music, and silent & live auction opportunities. Music will be provided by Bridget DeMarse. Tickets are $100.00 per person and are available on NoCo’s website,, NoCo’s Facebook page @NoCoClinic, or by contacting North Country Family Health Center’s Marketing & Community Relations Director, April Fallon, at 315-782-9450, x8019 or

The evening’s highlight is the variety of silent auction items donated by local individuals and businesses. Some of the featured silent auction items included this year will be: two $2,000 gift certificates to Sundance Leisure; a three-night stay in Lake Placid at a luxurious Adirondack Chalet; a one-of-a-kind London blue topaz necklace, with surrounding diamonds, donated by Kimberly-Scott Creations; a guided fishing charter from Henderson Harbor; a two-night stay at Mirror Lake Inn, Lake Placid; and an overnight stay at the beautiful 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel in Clayton. Sports fans will have the opportunity to bid on Red Sox tickets, Celtic tickets, Buffalo Bills tickets; and golf apparel and golf bag from the 2023 Masters.

“New this year we will be offering two or three live auction items too,” comments April L. Fallon, Marketing & Community Relations Director. “We have the opportunity to auction off a private boat ride on the beautiful St. Lawrence River for up to six and a private dinner for up to 10 in the Watertown area.” Fallon continues, “We are most excited to welcome our family, friends, business partners, and long-time donors back to the Harbor Hotel for an in-person event after a three-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

“Our event continues to be a success thanks to the amazing generosity of so many local individuals and businesses who support our mission to improve the health and wellness of those in our community,” comments Joey Marie Horton, Chief Executive Officer. “We are especially grateful to Doug & Debbie Dier, A.T. Matthews & Dier and Erie Insurance for being our Presenting Sponsors this year.”

“My wife Debbie and I are very honored to be the Presenting Sponsor, partnering with Erie Insurance, for this year’s Night on the River. This is a great event for a wonderful community-based organization that we have been a part of for several years,” comments Doug Dier, President, A.T. Matthews & Dier. “The Harbor Hotel is such a beautiful venue and we have enjoyed many of the Health Center’s fundraisers with friends and co-workers at the hotel. We are very grateful to have Erie Insurance’s support in making the Night on the River a success.”

The event is made possible through the generosity of Presenting Sponsors A.T. Matthews & Dier and Erie Insurance as well as Major Sponsors: Community Broadcasters; Northern Tier Contracting Inc.; Sundance Leisure; and Visualutions. Sponsors: Community Bank, NA; HOLT Architects, P.C.; Jade Stone Engineering, PLLC; Northern New York Commercial Cleaning Services; OneDigital; Parkview NoCo Rx, LLC; Samaritan Health; and Jeremy T. Smith.

Supporters: BNM Plumbing; Bonadio & Co., LLP; Rob & Barb Fargo; Joey Marie Horton; Nate & Erin Hunter; Northern Credit Union; Joseph & Diane Recupero; The William Couch Family Fund at NNYCF; UnitedHealthcare Community Plan; and VOCO. Friends: Budget Blinds of Watertown; Coleman Associates; Community Health Center of the North Country; David D. Crapser, UBS Financial Services; Henry Schein Dental; Krafft Cleaning Service; Lakeside Outdoor Services; and RBC Wealth Management. Special Thanks to: 1000 Islands
Harbor Hotel; Coughlin Printing Group; McQuade & Bannigan; NBC Watertown; Party Rentals; and Spectrum News.

North Country Family Health Center provides high-quality, affordable healthcare to nearly 15,000 North Country residents annually at its 4 community-based locations in Watertown, Lowville, and LeRay and at its 12 school-based locations. The Health Center also provides nutritious food vouchers and other support to approximately 4,200 pregnant women, infant, and children each month through its WIC Program; assists approximately 1,500 individuals with insurance enrollment annually; and provides special initiatives to help high-risk pregnant and parenting women and individuals who have insecure housing.

For more information about North Country Family health Center or its programs, visit or call (315) 782-9450.