Marlborough to celebrate 23nd annual “Evening of Giving” Dec. 6


Marlborough to celebrate 23nd annual “Evening of Giving” Dec. 6
Guests were encouraged at last year's Evening of Giving event to bring items such as toiletries and socks to be donated to Roland's House, which were collected as a community service project by National Honor Society members, all juniors: (l to r) Laura Young and Lauren Priess of Hudson High School, and Valerie Enge, Kathleen Finnegan and Devan Egan of Marian High School in Framingham. (Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

Marlborough – The 23nd annual “Evening of Giving,” in support of Roland's House, the Marlboro-Hudson Homeless shelter, will be held Thursday, Dec. 6 at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel, Route 20, Marlborough.

An elaborate variety of international dishes, as well as “good old” New England cooking will be featured, including the popular shrimp and raw bar, new Brazilian dishes, Trombetta's ice cream, tasty pastries, and many more delicacies.? Music for listening and dancing pleasure will be provided by Insufficient Funds in the lounge and Matt Ruffing, a popular local disc jockey, in the main ballroom.

Anyone wishing to serve on the committee is welcome to join. Simply see or call Bob Kays, chair, at the Prospector Bar and Grill, 520 Lincoln St., 508-485-3741 or contact Paulina Lynch, 508-485-3741.? They will also handle table reservations.? Tickets are $30 each or $300 for a table of 10.? Restaurants and other food distributors who are interested in providing a food booth may contact Ivette Mesmar at the Sovereign Bank, 181 Main St., Marlborough.

The annual raffle is being held with a first prize of $5,000, one $1,000 prize, and three $500 prizes.? Only 300 tickets will be sold. Each ticket is $50 and may be purchased by contacting Kays or Lynch.

Roland's House, located at 57 Mechanic St., #7, ?has received more than $600,000 in proceeds from the annual event held during the past 22 years.? The funds are to support the shelter in assisting homeless individuals in finding their way back to the working world and attaining financial and emotional stability. There is currently an influx of young veterans who have served their country and are now having difficulty adjusting to a new life.