March of Dimes fundraiser features local restaurantsWritten by Sarah Ottney | Managing Editor | email@example.com
An annual March of Dimes Foundation fundraiser set for Oct. 25 will feature dinner, vintage wines and an auction.
This year’s Signature Chefs Auction will feature dishes from the following local eateries: Greenhouse Tavern, Beirut, Swig, Mancy’s Italian, Mancy’s Blue Water, Treo, Canal Junction, Indian Jewel, Rockwell’s, Home Slice, Revolver, and Tea Tree.
The event starts at 5:30 p.m. at Parkway Place, 2592 Parkway Plaza, in Maumee. Tickets are $75.
All proceeds will benefit the March of Dimes campaign to reduce the rate of premature births, birth defects and other serious threats to babies’ health. More than half a million babies are born too soon each year, including about 20,000 in Ohio, according to a news release.
Last year’s auction raised $55,000, said Jodi DiSalle-Horns, division director for Northwest Ohio.
A cookbook featuring recipes from the event as well as favorite childhood recipes from each chef will be sold for $15, with all proceeds also going toward March of Dimes, DiSalle-Horns said.
Hosted in more than 200 cities across the country, Signature Chefs Auctions have raised more than $132 million for the March of Dimes since 1989, according to its website. In 2009, the events raised more than $15 million.
For more information, contact DiSalle-Horns (419) 534-3600 or JDiSalle-Horns@marchofdimes.com or visit the March of Dimes website at www.marchofdimes.com.