By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer
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.