Community supports 29th Evening of Giving

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By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer

Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School culinary arts students (l to r) Peyton Corriveau, Zachary Calanan, Marisa Jewett and Brianna Welch prepare and serve pumpkin crème brulee. Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School culinary arts students (l to r) Peyton Corriveau, Zachary Calanan, Marisa Jewett and Brianna Welch prepare and serve pumpkin crème brulee.
Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Marlborough – With this year’s theme of “Winter Fest,” about 1,000 guests gathered Dec. 13 to support the 29th annual Evening of Giving at Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel in Marlborough.

Proceeds go to Roland’s House, formerly known as the Marlborough-Hudson Homeless Shelter. This event provides approximately 14 percent of the funding needed to operate the program throughout the year.

Once again, Bob Kays served as event chair with Ivette Mesmar coordinating the food from over 30 eateries. Deejays Matt Ruffing and Steve Woodard provided music. Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club members handled the coat check.

Guests were encouraged to bring toiletry items to be donated to Roland’s House in Marlborough and the Willis House, a family shelter in Hudson. Donation bins were also placed prior to the event at schools and other locations in Marlborough and Hudson.

Terry Anderson and Linda Glatt Anderson are served penne a la vodka with grilled chicken from Hudson’s Checkerboards Restaurant & Bar. Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.
Terry Anderson and Linda Glatt Anderson are served penne a la vodka with grilled chicken from Hudson’s Checkerboards Restaurant & Bar.
Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.
Donning reindeer antlers, Jasmine Benites and Yugely Galicia are served a seafood dish from Marlborough’s Kennedy’s Restaurant & Market. Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.
Donning reindeer antlers, Jasmine Benites and Yugely Galicia are served a seafood dish from Marlborough’s Kennedy’s Restaurant & Market.
Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.
Sandra Villatoro is served chicken pot pie by Nick Pizzimento, owner of Hudson’s Horseshoe Pub and Restaurant. Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.
Sandra Villatoro is served chicken pot pie by Nick Pizzimento, owner of Hudson’s Horseshoe Pub and Restaurant.
Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.
Bob Kays, event chair, is introduced by Susan Gentili, chief program officer of South Middlesex Opportunity Council. Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.
Bob Kays, event chair, is introduced by Susan Gentili, chief program officer of South Middlesex Opportunity Council.
Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.
Matt Simoneau and his son Jack, 10, draw the winning raffle tickets. Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.
Matt Simoneau and his son Jack, 10, draw the winning raffle tickets.
Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.