Clallam Mosaic hosts Tour of Italy dinner and auction

It was all smiles for Suzanne Hayden, Frances Rice, Mary Jane Duncan and Carol Lichten, from left, during last year’s Tour of Italy Gala event, which raised $27,000 for Clallam Mosaic.

PORT ANGELES — Clallam Mosaic will host Tour of Italy, its third annual gala fundraiser, on Saturday.

The evening will kick off at 4 p.m. with a beer and wine social hour and silent auction item viewing at the Masonic Temple, 622 S. Lincoln St., Port Angeles.

Tickets are $50 in advance, $55 at the door, and include dinner and one drink.

They are available through the Common Grounds Cafe, 525 E. Eighth St., Port Angeles, 360-504-2165, and through Clallam Mosaic at 360-681-8642, 360-797-3602 or info@clallam mosaic.org.

Live auction and raffle items donated by local businesses and individuals include a Makah mask; four tires from Wilder Auto; a signed Seahawks helmet; two tickets for Monday Night Football, the Seahawks vs. the Eagles, on Dec. 3; a Kona, Hawaii, seven-day vacation; a Mazatlan, Mexico, seven-day vacation; five one-year memberships to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula; and a wheelbarrow of beer.

Giving tree

A giving tree also will provide opportunities for supporting one of Clallam Mosaic’s classes or students by donating art materials such as brushes, colored pencils, sketchpads and markers.

At 5 p.m., dinner will begin. The Port Angeles Red Lion Hotel will cater fresh mixed green salads with a choice of dressing, artisan rolls, spaghetti Bolognese, fettuccine Alfredo con pollo (with chicken) or penne primavera (vegetarian). Assorted desserts and other culinary delights will be available.

Clallam Mosaic-labeled wine produced by Olympic Cellars will be available by the glass, bottle and case.

For red wine drinkers, Lemberger offers a medium-bodied wine with vibrant notes of marionberry and blueberry, created from grapes grown at Champoux Vineyard in the Columbia Valley.

For white wine drinkers, Madeleine Angevine is a light, crisp wine with notes of honey, tropical fruit and grapefruit. The grapes also are locally sourced.

Board of Directors President Randy Brackett, program coordinator Tresa Stuber and Parent 2 Parent coordinator Shawnda Hicks will introduce members of the board, members of the staff and a video presentation featuring many of the participants.

‘Humble beginning’

“From its humble beginning of our annual spaghetti dinner held at Sunland Golf Course, our gala has grown into a vibrant evening raising crucial funds to make the work we do possible,” Stuber said, “and it allows us to celebrate the amazing community created by and around Mosaic.”

At 6:30 p.m., the live auction will begin with local master of ceremonies Charlie Ferris.

Music and dancing will round out the evening.

Among others, volunteers include members of the youth group from Eastern Hills Community Church.

Enrich lives

Clallam Mosaic volunteers enrich the lives of people with developmental disabilities through lifelong learning, cultural activities and community engagement.

Funds raised from this event go toward supporting day programs and network activities for families and caregivers.

For more information or to volunteer, call 360-797-3602, email info@ clallammosaic.org or visit www.clallam mosaic.org/gala.

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