AUBURN, Mass. – Keeping Auburn Warm wants to remind residents that its annual benefit dinner will be held this weekend.
The non-profit’s fundraiser is Saturday, Sept. 8, at 5 p.m. at North American Martyrs Church Hall, 8 Wyoma Drive, Auburn.
“We’re extremely concerned because last winter was a very mild winter, therefore we expect to have a much more severe winter this year,” said Pat Bukoski, a Keeping Auburn Warm committee member. “We have limited resources, and we’re extremely concerned that we won’t have enough money to go around. We need the community’s help and hope a lot of people come out to this dinner.”
The meal is being cooked by Bob Tatro, who's known for his cooking expertise and Italian dinners and will be served by committee members. On the menu: spaghetti and meatballs, chicken and broccoli Alfredo, salad, rolls and cake.
The Board of Selectmen granted a one-day pouring license for the dinner and waived the $50 license fee so beer and wine will be available for purchase.
The committee is also assembling baskets for a raffle.
The non-profit has been raising funds to provide fuel and winter weatherization assistance to needy Auburn residents since 2008.
This year it received $2,500 from the Auburn Foundation for fuel assistance for low-income residents. Auburn residents must apply for help and meet income eligibility guidelines.
Tickets for the fundraising dinner are $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12. For tickets, call Ann Weston at 508-832-2833 or Wayne Page at 508-832-3581.
For more information about the organization, its upcoming events or to make a donation, contact Page at 508-832-3581.