Niagara Cerebral Palsy and Aspire of WNY will kick off the holiday season with a unique culinary and gift gathering event, "Merry and Bright," from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls.
The event includes local wine and microbrews, hand-passed hors d'oeuvres, and holiday cocktail and food demos. Entry to the event is minimum donation of $20, via gift card, cash or check. Proceeds from the event will help brighten the holidays for the less fortunate, economically challenged individuals and families served by both agencies.
"We pride ourselves in helping meet the needs of the individuals and families we serve," said Katharine Cassens, community development coordinator at NCP. "We've got staff members who take people home with them for the holidays so they have a nice holiday. This is just another way we can help make the holidays special for those who otherwise may not be able to."
The event is on the second floor of the institute. Parking is available on the street or in the connected parking garage. The event is open to the public.
For more information about the "Merry and Bright" event, to pre-register, or to make a donation, contact Cassens at 716-297-1478, ext. 173, or via email at [email protected].