YOLO COUNTY NEWS

Food & Drink

Epicurean Esprit benefits hungry seniors

By April 21, 2011

“A Taste of Yolo County’s Finest Wine and Cuisine” is the theme of the 22nd annual Epicurean Esprit, which raises funds for the Elderly Nutrition Program in Yolo County.

The event will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at the country estate of Kim and Trish Timothy, 37687 County Road 18 in Woodland. It will feature a variety of cuisine from more than 40 area restaurants, caterers, wineries and beverage distributors. From pasta to pie, cabernet to coffee, guests will enjoy plenty of taste treats in a garden-party atmosphere.

A silent auction will feature items donated by area businesses and individual supporters.

Friends of Meals on Wheels supports the Elderly Nutrition Program of Yolo County, a senior meal program balancing nutrition with socialization for elderly residents. Last year, more than 83,000 meals were served to seniors in the communities of Davis, Woodland, West Sacramento, Winters, Esparto and Knights Landing. Some folks enjoyed their healthy lunch at the local senior center, while the frail, homebound elderly received their meal at home, delivered by volunteers.

Theresa Lee, president of Friends of Meals on Wheels, says the goal is to raise more than $40,000 this year. The Elderly Nutrition Program is faced with rising expenses because of an increase in food and fuel costs and cutbacks in funding from government agencies.

“We need your support more than ever so the Elderly Nutrition Program does not have to cut back services to seniors,” Lee said in a news release. “Please come out and join us for a fun evening on May 12 while supporting the seniors of our county.”

Tickets are $40 per person and may be purchased at Strelitzia Flower Company, 4614 Second St. in Davis and 400 Court St. in Woodland; Terry’s Hallmark, 375 W. Main St. in Woodland; The Gifted Penguin, 716 Main St. in Woodland; National Real Estate, 296 W. Main St.; and the Elderly Nutrition Program office, 40 N. East St., Suite C, in Woodland.

For more information, call Elderly Nutrition at (530) 662-5404 during business hours.

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