Oak Trace Elementary School’s tasting event fundraiser will return for its fourth year. Savor Westfield will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Bridegwater Club, 3535 E. 161st St.
The fundraiser is directed by new co-chairs Maghan Keller and Kelly Braun, who each have a kindergarten student at Oak Trace. Both have been involved with the fundraiser before. Braun has assisted with décor and Keller has assisted with various tasks.
“Being able to give back to the school, I think Kelly and I have really enjoyed (doing that),” Keller said. “Savor Westfield is a fantastic fundraiser that brings the community together.”
Proceeds will benefit specials teachers at OTES, which include music, gym, library, art and STEM teachers. Any extra money will be placed in a philanthropy fund to benefit a charity within the Westfield Washington Schools district.
“We are helping them (specials teachers) grow in providing new projects and learning tools. We will be providing them with some money to do that,” Keller said. “Any extra money will be put into a philanthropy fund and given to a charity in the Westfield school district because Westfield has given back to us so generously through the years.”
Sixteen restaurants will be featured, and a gift card-pull will benefit the Westfield Youth Assistance Program. Participants will pay $10 to pull a gift card ranging in value from $10 to $50 to one of the night’s participating restaurants. The 78’s will perform live music throughout the event.
A new participant this year will be Big Woods Restaurant, which is slated to open in Westfield next year at the southwest corner of Ind. 32 and U.S. 31.
Tickets are $30. Although 700 tickets are available each year, Keller said tickets have sold out the past two years. As of press time, only 150 tickets remained.
For more, visit savorwestfield.com.
Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano, Bier Brewery, Big Woods Restaurant, Chiba, Gigi’s Cupcakes, Grand Junction Brewing Co., Greek’s Pizzeria, Jan’s Village Pizza, Kizuki Ramen and Izakaya, Rail Epicurean Market, Stacked Pickle, The Bridgewater Club, The Italian House, Titus Bakery, Urban Vines and Wolfies Grill.