Students from the Blackstone Valley Tech (BVT) Friends of Rachel Club and Culinary Arts program are once again hosting a series of fundraising dinners to benefit several charitable organizations and causes. The monthly dinners are held in the student-run Three Seasons Restaurant located on the BVT campus at 65 Pleasant Street in Upton, MA.
Each all-you-can-eat dinner is held on a Thursday evening and consists of a themed buffet, dessert, and beverage. The following dates, themes, and charitable causes have been selected for the spring 2017 series of fundraising dinners:
January 12 – Roast Pork The Happy Place
February 9 – Oven Roasted Chicken Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
March 2 – Salisbury Steak Multiple Sclerosis
April 6 – Fish & Chips Autism Speaks
May 11 – Porketta Pets for Vets
Proceeds will also benefit the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, the Be Like Brit Foundation, and the Friends of Rachel Scholarship.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children under 12. Dinner seatings are scheduled every half hour from 5:00-6:30 p.m. Seats are limited and reservations are required. Call Dawn Dubois at 508-529-7758, ext. 2143 to book your reservation.
The BVT Friends of Rachel Club was formed by a group of students who were inspired by a Rachel’s Challenge program presentation made during the 2010-11 school year. The program is named after Rachel Scott, who was the first person killed during the horrific massacre at Columbine High School in 1999. Her acts of kindness and compassion coupled with the contents of her personal diaries have become the foundation for the life-changing program which has had a profound effect on Valley Tech students. The Friends of Rachel Club formed as a means for the students to perpetuate the program’s positive message by practicing random acts of kindness.