One of the casualties of last week’s storm in Lincoln County was the annual Haiti Benefit Dinner. Power was not restored to St Patrick’s Catholic Church in Newcastle in time to hold the dinner on Nov. 3 as originally scheduled. The dinner has been postponed for one week and will now take place on Friday, Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. at St Patrick’s Catholic Church, 380 Academy Hill Road, Newcastle.
Tickets sold for the Nov. 3 date will be honored on Nov. 10. Additional tickets are still available at Sherman’s bookstores in Damariscotta and Boothbay Harbor, Skidompha Library in Damariscotta, and at Treats in Wiscasset. They are $30 for adults ($35 at the door) and $15 for children.
Anyone with a ticket who cannot attend on Nov. 10 and wants a refund is requested to call 380-5103.
Everything else about the dinner will be as planned. Newcastle Publick House is preparing delicious Creole food. Haitian art, handicrafts, coffee, and vanilla, as well as bowls by Alan Baldwin, will be for sale. Haitian music and dancing will be featured. A painting titled “RaRa,” by Jean-Baptiste Nyperking, will be raffled off at the dinner. Raffle tickets are also for sale in advance at Skidompha Library for $5 each or three for $10. There will be a door prize of a basket of Haitian food and drink.
All of the proceeds for the dinner will go directly to projects that assist the neediest in the Haitian town of Gros-Morne. The highlight of the dinner will be a photo and video report on these projects, followed by an opportunity to make personal pledges to provide goats and veterinary medicines, school books and uniforms, and hot school lunches. This part of the evening will be chaired by auctioneer John Bottero of Thomaston Place Galleries.
For more information, call Barbara Williams at 563-1931.