Westborough – Over 200 supporters joined Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central MA/Metrowest to celebrate its fifth annual food and wine-tasting fund-raiser, “A Taste of Something BIG,” May 11 at Acacia at Indian Meadows Country Club in Westborough.
Jeff Kinney, New York Times best-selling author of “The Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series and a former Big Brother, served as the event's honorary chair. He addressed the crowd, discussing both his rise to success as an author and his experiences in mentoring his own Little Brother. He also autographed his “Do-It-Yourself” books throughout the evening.
WCVB-TV's Susan Wornick once again served as emcee, as she engaged the crowd and conducted another successful live auction.
Proceeds from the event will help Big Brothers Big Sisters expand its professionally supported mentoring programs in order to reach more children in need of one-on-one attention from responsible and caring volunteers within local communities.
Rodney Strong Vineyards provided a variety of red and white wines throughout the evening. Featured restaurants included 86 Winter of Worcester, Acacia of Westborough, Eller's Restaurant of Cherry Valley, The Melting Pot of Framingham, Playa del Carmen of Holden, Sahara Café, Restaurant & Spirits of Worcester, Sel de la Terre of Natick and Thai Island of Holden. Major sponsors for the event included The TJX Companies, Bob's Discount Furniture, Akibia and Waters Corporation.