A group of local restaurants (including many of my own favorites) will turn out on Thursday, October 16, to support a program with a big heart – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer County.
Mentoring and role models are important, and doubly so for young people coming from challenged homes and neighborhoods. Think how inspiring such people were for you in your youth, and pass that forward to a new generation. And maybe volunteer yourself as a big brother or sister? I was surprised to read on the website that the time needed is as low as four hours per month.
With economic times being as hard as they are, our local non-profits need our support. So drown your sorrows in some delicious food and wine, and in helping others out. It’s the helping others that will cheer you up the most, guaranteed.
The Autumn Culinaire tasting event takes place at Green Acres Country Club in Lawrenceville, and includes a silent auction and a South African Safari raffle. Tickets are $100 a person in advance, or $110 at the door; to reserve call 609-656-1000.