All the spice and sunshine of a Mexican Fiesta will burst forth like a colourful pinnate at the Sacred Heart Church’s annual ethnic dinner and auction coming up Saturday, Oct. 19.
Della Rauch from True Foods, who provided the fine fare for the Evening in Paris theme last year, will be pulling out the stops on the Mexican Fiesta theme for this year’s dinner.
“We are excited to have her back this year,” says event chair Leigh Pinette.
Appetizers include tacos and nachos with homemade guacamole and salsa.
The main course ramps up the taste buds with chicken enchiladas, adobe pork loin, various salads, including Mexican black bean salad, spanish rice, calabacitas con questo (zucchini with garlic, tomatoes, shallots and cheese), and corn bread.
The dessert selection includes Mexican wedding cookies and Kahlua mousse.
“Vegetarian appetites will be satisfied as well,” says event organizer Leigh Pinette.
Funds raised by the dinner and auction will help to support the literacy program at Sacred Heart Elementary School.
“Many generous businesses from the community have donated products and baskets for the auctions,” Pinette says.
Bigger items on the live auction this year include a mountain bike, a get-a-way for two at Sun Peaks, a three-hour plane ride around the region for four people, plus an area rug, jewellery, and a custom, hand-crafted wooden rocking horse.
The Sacred Heart ethnic dinner is a tradition that goes back more than 20 years in the community.
“The dinner wouldn’t be the success it is without the support of the community,” Pinette says.
Tickets are available at United Carpet and Sacred Heart School.