Fiesta Feast fundraising dinner supports Center for Healing and Hope

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By: Geoff Lesar
glesar@flavor574.com

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Goshen’s Center for Healing and Hope will host its annual Fiesta Feast fundraising dinner Saturday, April 11, featuring a Puerto Rican meal prepared by Chef Jim Scott of Rolling Scones Bakery & Café.

Dinner will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the College Mennonite Church Fellowship Hall, 1900 S. Main St. in Goshen. Both dine-in and carry-out meals will be available.

Menu items include Puerto Rican rice and beans, pulled pork and chicken, bread and salad, followed by dessert from Goshen’s Dutch Maid Bakery.

Tickets are available for purchase through April 6 – $25 for adults, $10 for children under 13 – and must be purchased and reserved online by credit card or check.

A brief program detailing the mission of Center for Healing and Hope will be presented at 6 p.m. by executive director Rebecca Gascho. The community clinic provides urgent care for the uninsured, under-insured and patients with unmet health needs.

Several area businesses will donate door prizes for the event, including gift certificates from Better World Books, Found and The Electric Brew as well as products from Cycle Works, Honey’s Frozen Desserts, The Nut Shoppe and Vera Bradley bags from B on the River.

Maple City Market, Miller Poultry and Martin’s Super Markets are counted among the food partners for the evening.

All proceeds from the Fiesta Feast will help maintain services at the Center’s two locations in Elkhart and one in Goshen.

The faith and hope-based outreach program relies on an average of 5,000 annual volunteer hours from area doctors, nurses and others who assist as greeters, cashiers and translators. Of the nearly 3,600 patients expected to be treated this year, more than a quarter are children. 

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