This year, Mountain Community Resources is bringing its annual fundraiser to the Bret Harte Hall at Roaring Camp Railroads on Friday, Oct. 17, beginning at 5:30 with live entertainment, dinner, wine, and a silent auction.
Jennifer Anderson-Ochoa is the program director and said their auction would be incorporating a variety of different artisan crafts.
This extravaganza will be featuring their annual silent auction, all the items for which are from local venders that participated in the Makers’ Market and those that made charitable donations in support of the event.
“There are all kinds of different donations from the Makers Market venders,” said Anderson-Ochoa, “we received a wide variety of donations.”
These items include a wide variety of handmade local goods, such as jewelry, woodwork, and paintings, blown glass, food, clothing and other assorted accessories.
To accompany the silent auction and complement the fundraiser, she said, there will be locally catered dining and live entertainment for community members to relax and enjoy.
A local catering company called Café Carbonero, located in Scotts Valley, will put the food and wine together. Their menu features both local and organic ingredients, and will be serving four courses for the Mountain Affair’s guests.
Menu items include dishes like braised chicken, fresh salads, Italian meatballs, and vegetarian plates that will all be accompanied by dessert and coffee.
The event’s live music will be featuring a local band known as Sugar by the Pound; they will be playing bluegrass and incorporating a variety of different instruments like guitar, banjo, mandolin, and bass to reach out and capture the essence of the community and its members along with it.
“We are hoping for a larger outcome of people this year because of the location and local band, Sugar by the Pound,” said Anderson-Ochoa
This annual event is a vital part of the Mountain Community Resources’ fundraising, Anderson-Ochoa said.
The organization will be using all the money they receive to stock their pantry for families in need, as well as to fund their programs to help the community.
According to Anderson-Ochoa, this event directly impacts their pantry stocking, and program funding.
“We are hoping to make around 25,000 dollars this year,” she said.
The event will also be honoring two community members, Bob Slawinski and his son, Rob Slawinski, with the Mary Hammer Green Heart Award.
This award is in honor of all their hard work, donations, and time that they dedication to Mountain Community Resources.
For more information, visit or call 335-6600.

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