AUBURN, Mass. – Want to have a delicious meal on a fun night out while raising money for a great cause? Then head to the Auburn Youth and Family Services’ wine and beer tasting next week.
Auburn Youth and Family Services will be holding this annual fund-raiser on Nov. 2 from 6:30 to 9 p.m., at Pakachoag Church, 203 Pakachoag St., Auburn. The dinner/ wine and beer tasting will be catered by Pepper’s Caterers and drinks will be provided by Christine Zecker.
“It’s just a wonderful event, and everyone raves about it every year,” said Sally D’Arcangelo, executive director of Auburn Youth and Family Services. “Everyone should come out, and all money raised goes to support all 16 programs here.”
It costs $40 to attend the event, which includes a four-course meal with wine and beer. The meal starts with a wheel of cheddar cheese and fruit. Then short rib shepherd’s pie will be served, with a choice of wine or beer.
The next course will be butternut squash tortellacci, a pastry with butternut squash inside and served with sage brown butter sauce. Again, this dish will be paired with either wine or beer.
The final course from Pepper’s Caterers will be zucchini cake, served with sautéed caponata of Yukon gold potatoes and imported olives.
“They are very tasty dishes, and they’re very filling,” said Bob Moffatt, board member at Auburn Youth and Family Services. “Nobody goes home hungry.”
Ann Marie Wisalko, also a board member, makes her “signature truffle” desserts for the event, which are delicious, Moffatt said. Dunkin' Donuts in town will be providing coffee.
There will also be a 50/50 raffle, a ticket auction and a live auction to help support the organization. A weekend in Maine highlights the live auction.
“This night goes to the programs at Auburn Youth and Family Services, and it’s guaranteed to be a fun evening,” Moffatt said. “We’re very excited for it.”
Tickets will not be sold at the door. To purchase tickets, call Auburn Youth and Family Services at 508-832-7677.
Auburn Youth and Family Services is a private, nonprofit, multi-service organization for children, young adults, and families. The programs are offered primarily to Auburn residents, while also serving individuals from surrounding communities.
Services include counseling, tutoring; advocacy; information and referral; after-school and summer programs; support groups for children, adolescents and parents; a food pantry; and a clothing closet.
For more information, visit http://www.ayfs.org/.