Tasting a variety of chocolate desserts will be a special treat during “An Evening of Everything Chocolate” on Saturday, May 7, in support of Agape House of Oak Ridge.
The Mother’s Day weekend event will feature tables filled with chocolate culinary temptations in the Social Hall of Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church, 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike. The second annual “An Evening of Everything Chocolate” will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Truffles, fudge, cookies, brownies, and other treats will satisfy any sweet tooth, with coffee, sipping chocolate, and water also being served.
All proceeds will go to the direct support of Agape House, a nonprofit organization that provides transitional housing for the homeless. Since opening in 2014, Agape House has helped 20 homeless families or individuals with short-term, temporary housing, and other support services as they work with agencies to take steps toward self-sufficiency.
Agape House is an all-volunteer agency, and a significant portion of its budget is raised through this fundraising event.
Agape House opened its second house in February, and each house provides up to a 30-day stay for guests. All guests are referred by an agency partner. Those partners include TORCH (Trinity Outreach Center of Hope), Ridgeview Behavioral Health Services, and Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee. Tennessee Valley Coalition for the Homeless, Habitat for Humanity Anderson County, and Ecumenical Storehouse are also supporting partners.
Tickets to the event are $30 per person and would make a special gift for mothers during Mother’s Day weekend. They can be purchased at the following locations:
- The Ferrell Shop, 235 Jackson Square;
- Willow Ridge Garden Center, 97 Oak Ridge Turnpike;
- Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church, 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike;
- New Reflections Salon, Ridgeway Shopping Center, 987 Oak Ridge Turnpike;
- The Other One Deli, Grove Center, 178 Randolph Road;
- Peggy Hanrahan Realty Center, 201 S. Tulane Ave.; and
- First United Methodist Church, 1350 Oak Ridge Turnpike.
Tickets may also be purchased by mail, with a check sent to: Agape House of Oak Ridge, P.O. Box 4932, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-4932. For more information about Agape House, see www.oakridgeagape.org.
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