By Amanda Rogers
Mansfield Cares is trying to make the holidays a little brighter for people in need – and for those who want to help.
The non-profit group will host Wines Around the World from 6-11 p.m. Sunday at El Primo’s Mexican Grill & Cantina, 2300 Matlock Road. Proceeds from the event will pay for grocery store gift cards for people in need.
And the people who attend the socially distanced event on the patio at El Primo’s will have a good time, too, said Terry Moore, a Mansfield Cares board member.
Wines Around the World includes a five-course gourmet meal, prepared by an outside chef paired with special wines for every course. The meal will include Caprese salad, baked three tortelloni, lemon sorbet, braised short ribs and bread pudding.
Tickets are $75 each and available at Mansfield Cares website, mansfieldcares.org. Table sponsorships are also available.
“A lot of us pull cards for the Angel Trees,” Moore said. “Mansfield Cares gives a food voucher to every family in addition to what they get from the Angel Tree.
“The demand is much greater this year,” he said. “So we’re doing supplemental fund raising.”
Last year, Mansfield Cares donated $27,000 in $15 food gift cards and another $8,000 in hygiene products, said Suzy Herrmann, president of Mansfield Cares. “This year because the gala was not as prosperous, we have donated $20,000. We will purchase more with the money from this event.
“We know how much the Angel Tree families have come to rely on this,” Herrmann said. “We will purchase as many as we can. This is the first project that Mansfield Cares ever did, and we have done it every year since 1999. It holds a special place in our hearts.”
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