HARDWICK – The fourteenth annual Child Haven International Fund-Raising Dinner will take place on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Hazen Union. The dinner will be a take-out meal prepared under the guidance of Sikander Rashid. Meals can be picked up between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., at the Hazen Union High School cafeteria and must be reserved and pre-purchased at childhaven.ca or by calling Deborah Hartt at 472-5284. Also available for sale will be chai and cookies. Bring a mug and get a free cookie. While this is a take-out meal, there will be a few tables set-up at the cafeteria for those wishing to have their meals there. This will be a mask-optional event.
There will also be a bazaar of local and South Asian Items in the cafeteria. Additionally, there is an on-line auction of local and South Asian items to raise funds for Child Haven’s on-going work at 32auctions.com/HardwickChildHavenSupport. The auction ends at 8 p.m., on October 20.
Child Haven International provides care to 1,300 formerly destitute children at their Children’s Homes in India, Nepal and Bangladesh. Hardwick residents Deborah and Walker Hartt have served as interns at the homes several times. Robin Cappuccino, of Greensboro Bend, whose parents founded Child Haven, visits the homes several times a year as a director. For more information call (802) 533-2296.