Organizers of the Sacred Heart Catholic School Ethnic Dinner decided it was time to revisit the Greek theme.
“When we’ve gone with it in the past, it’s been popular, so we figured we would do it this year,” said organizer Leigh Pinette.
True Catering’s Della Rauch and her crew are cooking. There’ll be pita bread with home-made tzatziki and spanakopita for appetizers, followed by a lemon pilaf, roasted potatoes, roasted vegetable medley, vegetarian moussaka, a pork dish and lemon chicken, all containing traditional Greek spices.
Desserts include baklava, galaktoboureko — a custard pie — and Greek yogurt infused with limoncello served with a berry tart.
There will also be a live and silent auction, which Pinette said is only made possible because of the generosity of people in the community.
While there’s no entertainment, she promised the reverse auction will be a spectacle of its own. People will purchase tickets toward winning a grand trip for two, all expenses paid, including airfare, to a five-star resort in Mexico.
The value of the trip is $17,000.
As tickets are drawn those potential winners are disqualified, until the last ticket is drawn.
“It will be all about the last man standing,” Pinette chuckled.
There may be a few people wearing togas, and the decorattions will recreate some Greek ruins, columns and the entrance way will feature a pergola all lit up.
By Monday the dinner was 95 per cent sold out and tickets which are $50 will be available until Wednesday (today).
Proceeds from the dinner will go toward upgrading the playground at the school and a new basket ball court — facilities that can be used by the whole community.
“We are hoping to top last year’s amazing total of $25,500 raised,” Pinette said.