Monday, March 30, 2009

18th Annual "Feast for the Streets"
on April 8th!

Nation: I want to let you know about one of my favorite annual fundraisers that is taking place next week: The Feast for the Streets.

Rescue Concrete and Francis House present the 18th Annual “Feast for the Streets” on Wednesday, April 8th from 5:30-8:00 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 6151 H Street, Sacramento. Honorary chair is Patrick Mulvaney representing Mulvaney’s B & L and Culinary Specialists.

This popular event features wine and food tasting, over 100 silent auction items and live auction items that include 3 luxury vacation opportunities, raffle sales and entertainment. The evening’s emcee will be Jennifer Smith from News 10. Entertainment provided by Doug Matson, keyboard and BaJana, vocal.

Honorees will be Mark Merin and Cathleen Williams, Gloria Merk of Donny’s Bikes Foundation.

Participating wineries include: Rominger West Winery, Michael David Vineyards, Bogle Vineyards, Carvalho Wines, Montevino Vineyards, Heringer Estates Winery.

Participating restaurants include: Mulvaney’s B & L, Culinary Specialists, Sampino’s, Opa Opa, Pyramid Alehouse, Bandera’s, Sweetwater Restaurant & Bar, Hanger 17, Brookfields, Evan’s Kitchen, Il Fornaio, Espanol, Kru Restaurant, Michael Shugart "Custom Chef", Dos Coyotes, Sofia, Sweetwater Restaurant, Event Architects, Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill, Piatti Ristorante & Bar and more!

Reservations are $50 per person. To reserve a space or sponsor tables, please contact Greg Bunker or Forrest Reed at Francis House at (916) 443-2646, or mail a check to 1422 C Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. In 2006, $65,000 was raised at Feast for the Streets, in 2007 a record $88,000 and last year $92,000 was raised with a record attendance of 775!

Francis House is a resource and counseling center for the poor supported by the community at large and by 17 prominent Congregations in the Sacramento Region. Francis House is a faith-based community providing life changing opportunities through resource counseling, direct services, education, support groups, spiritual resources and referrals. We provide free programs offering the homeless and impoverished an opportunity to reconnect with society and embrace the possibilities of positive change. One hundred percent of all proceeds from this event will directly serve those who suffer poverty in our community. Our funding comes from our seventeen member churches, the Business community, individual donations and fundraisers. For more information, please visit

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