PRESS RELEASE: 01/21/2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: HEART OF NIAGARA’S “A TASTE OF THE NIAGARA REGION” TO FEATURE 30+ RESTAURANTS, CATERERS & BAKERIES
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue’s 3rd Annual Heart to Heart Fundraising Event entitled “A Taste of The Niagara Region” continues to gain momentum and support from Western New York’s restaurant and culinary community. Over 30 restaurants, caterers and bakeries have signed on to donate food and dessert samples to the fundraising event planned for Saturday, January 31st, 2015 from Noon to 3pm at The Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls Street, Niagara Falls USA. Heart of Niagara welcomes Big Cookie Cakes and Gino’s Italian Bakery as participants in this family friendly tasting event. The event is growing in popularity with a wide variety of new restaurants, caterers, and bakeries signing on almost daily. Restaurant, caterers and bakeries providing signature appetizers, main course items, tasty desserts, and beverages for the fundraiser and monies raised will support the rescue’s efforts so that their good work continues. To date, the impressive, and ever growing list of participants consists of: Bailey O’Riley’s Village Pub, Baked Cupcakery, Big Cookie Cakes, Brickyard Pub & BBQ, Brio Pizzeria, Carmine’s Catering, Como Restaurant, Conference & Event Center Catering, D&M Confections, De La Casa Mexican Restaurant, Donna Eick’s, Favorite’s Pizza, Formal BBQ and Event Catering, Gino’s Italian Bakery, Grandpaws Café for Good, The Griffon Gastropub, Honey’s Pizza, Johnnie Ryan Company, Kohinoor Fine Indian Cuisine, La Galera Mexican Restaurant, Legend’s Bar & Grill, Mangia Café and Bakery, Niagara University College of Hospitality and Tourism Management, One Eyed Jack’s, Orange Cat Coffee Company, Paula’s Donuts, Savor Restaurant at Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, Sweet Melody’s, The Spicey Pickle Mexican Restaurant, The Village Bake Shoppe and Tim Horton’s Niagara Falls locations, and Waterstreet Landing. Guests will vote on their favorite dish at the event and then name “The Best of The Taste of the Niagara Region.”
Over $1000 in prizes will be given away in a very large Basket Auction which includes a signed Jim Kelly Buffalo Bills #12 Jersey, an autographed Buffalo Bills football by #28 CJ Spiller, a Buffalo Bills laser signed photograph by Bills #22 Fred Jackson and another laser signed photograph by Bills #23 Aaron Williams.
Other items include prize packages donated from Western NY tourism destinations including Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Becker Farms & Vizcarra Vineyards, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra at Kleinhans Music Hall, Corning Museum of Glass, Martin’s Fantasy Island, The Riviera Theatre, and Niagara University Theatre. Other major prize drawings include overnight stays at The Barton Hill Hotel and Spa, a Moondance Summer Cruise for 40 persons, and an “experience” prize consisting of a WGRZ-TV studio tour and a live viewing of the 5pm Evening News. Music, prizes and entertainment will be provided by Classic Hits 104.1 WHTT and the Acoustic POP/Rock sounds of Lewiston Music’s Tony Petrocelli and his student, Vincent Bonelli. “A Taste of The Niagara Region” is a main fundraiser to help the rescue continue their work of rescuing animals in need, providing medical care, and adopting them into loving homes. They are also in the process of trying to raise funds to be used for the purchase of a building, which will allow them to save more animals.
Tickets are $20 per person, all persons under age 18 must be accompanied by a paying Adult. Purchase tickets at any Heart of Niagara scheduled event or meeting, on line through PayPal at www.heartofniagara.org, Heart to Heart Event page, or pay by check or money order made payable to Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue and mail to Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue, PO Box 462, Lewiston NY 14092. Please include an email address and phone number for receipt confirmation. Tickets will be held at the door for each guest. This eliminates the added cost of postage of mailing tickets out. Heart of Niagara is a 501c3 not for profit companion animal rescue organization based in Niagara County whose mission is to protect the health and welfare of abandoned, unwanted, and homeless animals. They have adopted out over 260 animals to date all over Western NY, Canada and out of state. Heart of Niagara’s growing Facebook page has almost 2,700 followers and they welcome new volunteers. They operate solely on donations and the generosity and support of the public. For more information on event sponsorship or to donate a basket or prize items for the event, please call Linda van Harssel at 716-622-1213 or HON’s main number at 716-345-7129, or email them at email@example.com. “LIKE” them on Facebook.
Linda van Harssel
Fundraising & Media Director
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue, Inc.
PO Box 462
Lewiston, NY 14092
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PRESS RELEASE: 11/15/2013