Shandaken Food Pantry benefit dinner set Dec. 9

Phoenicia — The Shandaken Food Pantry will hold a benefit dinner on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at Al’s Seafood Restaurant in Phoenicia. Dinner will be served from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is a donation of your choice. Dinner choices include roast pork, chicken Marsala or pasta primavera plus homemade desserts. There will be a silent and live auction at 8 p.m. as well as raffle prizes and a 50/50 drawing. The evening will also feature celebrity hosts and waiters.
The Shandaken Food Pantry, housed in the Phoenicia Methodist Church, serves all the residents of the Town of Shandaken who are in need. Due to the current economy, more and more people are seeking assistance while funding has not kept pace. Through this benefit organizers hope to raise the necessary funds to keep the food pantry open weekly.
The restaurant and all the food are being donated by Al’s Seafood Restaurant owner Paul Pettinato. His staff will be working for free. Every dollar raised will go directly toward buying food and other essential items for the Shandaken Food Pantry. Please help support your neighbors in need. If you are unable to attend but wish to make a donation please send checks to: Shandaken Food Pantry, Town Clerk’s Office, Town Hall, Shandaken, N.Y. 12480. All donations are tax deductible.