A good cause is around the corner to satisfy your taste buds and conscience.
On August 28, Carpenter’s Shelter will host their biggest summer event — their Cook-off Pop-up at ALX Community (201 N. Union Street). The event will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. and showcases offerings from about 20 area restaurants with proceeds benefiting the nonprofit, which provides temporary housing and support for more than 600 families and individuals every year.
Advance tickets cost $20 for kids and $50 for adults, and at the door cost $25 for kids and $75 for adults.
The Jones Point Band will provide live entertainment, and the evening will include raffles and silent auctions.
Participating restaurants include:
- Wagon Wheel Truck
- Hard Times Cafe
- Mia’s Italian Kitchen
- What The Chef
- GreeneStreet Sweets
- Summers Flavors
- Misha’s Coffeehouse and Roaster
- Pork Barrel BBQ
- Union Street Public House
- The Warehouse
- Whiskey & Oyster
- King’s Ransom
- Anna Sudha Community Kitchens
- Bittersweet Catering
- Cocolita Mexican Cuisine
- Ruby’s Jamaican Kitchen
- Nando’s PERi-PERi Chicken
- Monterey’s Pizza
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Alexandria Women for Good donated $6,720 to Alexandria’s Community Lodgings from their first donation cycle! They toured one of the learning centers, met some of the staff and kids, and handed over a big check.
Alexandria Women for Good is a newly formed local Grapevine Giving Circle composed of local Alexandria women who make the commitment to give back to the local community regularly and intentionally. Each quarter they raise money to give to local nonprofits making a difference.
For more information visit: https://www.grapevine.org/giving- circle/3y6h4Ay/Alexandria-Women-for-Good
Pictured left to right: Laura Herron, Laura Turner, Kate Wiley from Community Lodgings, and Laura Bloodgood
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