Turning Point celebrates 20 years with a taste of the towns
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Turning Point Day Resource Center’s “Taste of Our Towns” event celebrates 20 years of the organization’s service to Wareham and surrounding communities by the Wareham Area Committee for the Homeless.
Restaurants from the Plymouth County area will gather together to serve a taste of their most popular dishes.
Attendees will purchase tickets at the door for samples. Other activities during the evening’s festivities include music, raffles and door prizes.
The event will take place at the Wareham-New Bedford Elks Lodge, located at 2855 Cranberry Highway, on Monday, Sept. 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Turning Point aims to provide resources and support to families and individuals facing housing insecurity.
After 20 years of service, the organization is recommitting itself to the goal of spreading awareness of its mission, especially in regard to the communities it serves, according to Wareham Area Committee for the Homeless Chair Chuck McCullough.
“A lot of people associate us with Wareham only when we're an organization that serves in Middleborough, Carver, Mattapoisett, Marion, Rochester and Buzzards Bay,” McCullough said. “So by hosting events such as this, we are able to educate folks.”
McCullough said he also wants to highlight the local food service industry and celebrate all that these businesses do for the community and for the organization.
“The restaurants have been quite gracious to us over the years when we've needed meals for the homeless and others,” he said.
“I don't think people understand just how much restaurant owners do for the community,” McCullough said.
He added, “Our hope is that this may very well become an annual event.”
There are still a few spaces available for interested participants in the food service industry.
Food service businesses who have already committed to attend include Turk’s, Oxford Creamery, Krua Thai, Ella’s, Mezza Luna and Quahog Republic.
“There are still some spaces available for those wishing to participate,” said Turning Point Executive Director Shirley Santos. “We’re fortunate to have so many generous businesses in our South Coast communities.”
For more information or to sign up, visit www.turningpointwareham.org or call 508-291-3562 (office) or 508-728-5384 (mobile) and leave a message.
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