Rotary preps for 30th dinner

Published: 10/26/2018 5:00:03 AM
Modified: 10/26/2018 5:00:16 AM

ATHOL — The Athol Orange Area Rotary Club will hold its 30th Annual Gourmet Dinner and Live Auction Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Athol Town Hall.

The dinner showcases specialties from local restaurants and is the major fundraiser for the Rotary Club. Proceeds from the dinner/auction benefit community service projects including: scholarships, youth leadership activities, student backpack program, the “Lifeline” program, Pop Warner, and Literacy projects, to name a few.

The evening begins at a 5:30 with a cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres and viewing of the high value items to be auctioned throughout the evening. Auction items include: dinner gift certificates at local restaurants, gourmet baskets, Bruins, Celtics and Patriots tickets. The door prize is an overnight stay at the Inn at Clamber Hill in Petersham courtesy of owners, Mark and Deni Ellis. This drawing will be at the conclusion of the auction and you must be present to win. Cash, checks and MasterCard and Visa will be accepted.

Participating restaurants this year are: The King Phillip Restaurant, Herrick’s Tavern, Red Apple Farm, Soup on the Fly, Niki’s Pizza, Hannaford Super Markets, Athol Hospital, Tully Broiler Bar & Grille, 110 Grill, Mahoney’s Restaurant and Pub, Dean’s Beans, Old Time New England Seafood Company, and Affordable Catering.

Tickets may be purchased individually for $40, or groups may choose to reserve a “Corporate” table of 8 for $300.

The Rotary Club has chosen “Once Upon A Time” as the theme for this year’s dinner auction. Photo spots will be available for all to take some photos.

For tickets, contact: Rotary President, Mark Wright at the North Quabbin Chamber of Commerce, Chairperson Bill Kessler at 978-249-2837, or any Athol Orange Area Rotarian.

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