By Judy Levy
The 11th Annual Gourmet Garden to be held on October 2nd and hosted by Zonta Club of Trenton/Mercer will present a grant to the Work Readiness Program of Crawford House of Skillman. Zonta’s Gourmet Garden, held at The Stone Terrace by John Henry, 2275 Kuser Road, Hamilton, has raised over $250,000 in its first 10 years for local non-profits that work to raise the status of women and children in Mercer County.
“Zonta is thrilled to host our special food and wine fest again this year and honor Crawford House and the Work Readiness Program”, said Suzanne Methot, Co-President of Zonta Club. “After a rigorous grant process, the Work Readiness Program (WRP) was selected to receive the grant given each year to programs that further the mission of Zonta. The WRP specializes in services to aid women in recovery to obtain employment and achieve independent living. Zonta Club believes that working with one woman at a time will make a difference in the whole community. WRP does this work and we are thrilled to partner with them.”
The Gourmet Garden features tastings from 19 local restaurants and the wine and beer are provided by Hopewell Super Buy-Rite Liquor Store of Pennington. A full list of restaurants and sponsors can be found at www.zontagourmetgarden.com.
Tickets to the Gourmet Garden are on sale now. Pre-purchased tickets are available at $55 per person. Admission is $65 per person at the door. Tickets will be sold to only those 21 years and older. For more information or to purchase tickets you may call 609-737-3614.
Past recipients of the Gourmet Garden Grant have been InterFaith Care Givers of Mercer County, Mercer Street Friends Food Bank and the Send Hunger Packing Program, PEI Kids and many others. Funds raised through the Gourmet Garden also provide scholarships for the Grace Brauninger Scholarship for women returning to school after age 25, clothing for the Children’s Home Society, back packs and school supplies for children in Trenton and many other programs that support women and children in Mercer County.
Zonta Club of Trenton/Mercer is part of the international service club working to improve the legal, political, economic and health status of women and children. For more information on Zonta Club go to www.zontatrenton.org or call 609-851-0384.
By Judy Levy