Marlborough’s annual ‘Evening of Giving’ to be held Dec. 1

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Committee member Nancy Hough is served rolled stuff turkey breast with bacon by Dan Mauro, chef and owner of the Buffet Way.
Committee member Nancy Hough is served rolled stuff turkey breast with bacon by Dan Mauro, chef and owner of the Buffet Way.

Marlborough – The generosity of local residents and the business community will flourish once again, as plans for the 27th annual Evening of Giving, in support of Roland’s House, the Marlborough-Hudson Homeless Shelter, begin to unfold. The event will take place Thursday, Dec. 1, at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel, Route 20, Marlborough. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

The Evening of Giving is attended by more than 1,000 local residents who enjoy an evening of sociability, fabulous food and entertaining music as well as having the opportunity to support the local homeless shelter. Food chair Ivette Mesmar is developing a menu for local restaurants and businesses that will once again provide their tempting dishes as a donation to the big event. The ever-popular raw bar will again be offered, under the management of local Chef Leon Roberge.

Those attending are asked to bring personal items – soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, new socks, soap, and shampoo for Roland’s House and the Willis Family Shelter in Hudson. The annual raffle is being held with a first prize of $3,000, second prize, $1,000 and three $500 prizes. Music will be provided by DJs Matt Ruffing and Steve Woodard.

The shelter was first opened in 1986 after a homeless man froze to death in Hudson.  A group of concerned citizens committed themselves to working together to prevent another tragedy. Over the last 26 years, the Evening of Giving has raised more than $750,000 to help local homeless people to get back on their feet and become self-sufficient.

Anyone wishing to serve on the committee is welcome and may see Bob Kays, chair, at the Prospector Bar and Grill on Lincoln Street or call Paulina Lynch at 508-485-3741 or Madeline Dupuis at 508-485-5705.

Tickets are $30 per person, $300 for a table of 10. Reservations may be made by calling Lynch or Dupuis.