DOYLESTOWN, PA, January 30, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Tickets are now available for the 20th Annual Gourmet Getaway:
Cuisine for a Cause, Thursday, March 21, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Spring Mill Manor, 171 Jacksonville Road in Ivyland.
Tickets are only $45 to sample food and drink from 25 of Bucks' finest caterers, restaurants and wineries, plus raffles, silent auctions and live music. (Blocks of 10 tickets are offered at $400.)
All to help local women in need.
Sponsored by the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce Women in Business (WIB) Committee, the Gourmet Getaway raise funds for WIB Scholarships.
In the past two decades, the fund has provided more than $270,000 to 100 local women who overcame substantial challenges to make a better life for themselves and their families.
Recent scholarship winners include:
A woman who grew up in the foster care system, earned her cosmetology license and now wants to break the circle of broken homes for others by finishing her degree in social service.
Another, caught in the economic downturn, who holds a full-time day job plus another job five nights a week, goes to school and is a wife and mother.
A third who earned her practical nursing degree and continues to study to be a medical assistant or phlebotomist, while homeschooling her youngest son and inspiring her older son to complete his GED.
Yet another who transformed her life from being a teenage mom and high school dropout addicted to drugs to a married, hard-working mother of three with a desire to pay it forward.
To purchase tickets, donate items for raffle or auction or sponsor the event, call 215-348-3913 for tickets or visit http://www.gourmetgetaway.org.
The mission of the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce is to build alliances among its members by uniting business, industry, professionals, artists and non-profit organizations. The Chamber serves as a catalyst that creates a rich business climate and improves the quality of life in the community. The Chamber is devoted to furthering the arts, humanities and welfare of the Central Bucks region. "Our business is to help your business grow!" For more information about the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce, visit centralbuckschamber.com or call 215-348-3913.
The Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Scholarships are to assists women who have overcome substantial challenges and wish to re-enter the workforce by educating themselves. Scholarships are awarded to Bucks County women at least 25 years or older, U.S. citizens, beginning or continuing their education, who can demonstrate educational merit and financial need. One hundred percent of the proceeds are distributed directly to the accredited institution the recipient will be attending. These strong, courageous women need the financial support to help them achieve their career goals and help them gain personal and professional success.---
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