Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 by Francine Maglione
The second annual "Men Who Cook" event was held March 21 at Warsaw Park, Ansonia, and was a great success. Around 50 volunteers cooked dinner to raise money for TEAM, Inc., which is a nonprofit organization helping low-income families become self sufficient through financial assistance, training and supportive services. They raised $37,000 from the event selling around 550 tickets and 160 cookbooks.
For a $50 donation, guests were treated to a home-cooked meal as well as a raffle, silent auction, DJ, dancing, and more.
Staff members here at Basement Systems helped out with cooking along with a number of local officials such as police officers, firefighters, lawyers, doctors, Ansonia Mayor James Della Volpe, Derby Mayor Tony Staffieri, and State Representative Jason Perillo.
A great time was had by all who attended. It was a great way for so many people to get together and help their community! Volunteers from the Valley and the greater Bridgeport area loaned their time for this great cause.
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