Pittsburgh Mennonite Church in Swissvale will hold "Gather & Graze: A Foodie Event of Fabulous Foods," featuring offerings from Regent Square area restaurants, beginning at 5:30 p.m. this Saturday.
Tickets cost $25 for adults and include all the food, a hand-made pottery plate, an silent and live auction and a raffle. For children ages 4-12, the cost is $15 (no pottery plate included); children under age 3 are free.
The public is invited. The event is in the basement of the church.
Participating restaurants include: Biddle's Escape, Coriander, Kevin McGuire, Root 174, The Square Café and the Triangle Bar and Grill. There are also nine church member “vendors” who are supplying tasty things to eat.
Bidding for the silent auction closes at 7:15 p.m. The live auction begins at 7:30 a.m. Auction items include Steelers tickets to Ravens and/or Redskins games, two tickets to a Big East Basketball game, autographed football by Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, vacation destinations, stained glass, baked goods and more.
To obtain tickets, contact Kathleen Good at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event will to raise money to help send church youths to the Mennonite Youth Convention in Phoenix, AZ, next July. The convention brings 5,000 youths from various ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds from across the U.S. for worship, learning seminars, service opportunities, recreation and faith development.
Funds raised Saturday will also benefit the Pittsburgh Mennonite Building Fund. In the past year, Pittsburgh Mennonite has offered a number of events to the larger community including: a jazz concert, Zumba classes, rehearsal space for the Pittsburgh Irish Community Theater, a Fall Festival, and Vacation Bible School.
"These events have opened doors to our neighbors and brought communities together," said Lynda Stucky, event organizer. "We are thankful for our new friendships developing in the community where we live.We are striving to continue this relationship and serve Swissvale, Edgewood and neighboring communities."