Everyone enjoyed the silent auction, with lucky attendees winning one or more of the 17 prizes donated by local businesses.
It just keeps getting better. The NFXF Western Massachusetts Chapter’s eighth annual Cork and Café Fundraiser, held 5:00–7:00 pm, October 14, 2018, at the Esselon Café in Hadley, Massachusetts, was an evening of wine tasting, appetizers, a silent auction, and for the non-wine drinkers, hand-roasted coffees.
It took seven tables to house the more than 60 wines on hand. Four Seasons Wine and Liquor, also in Hadley, generously set up the evening’s program, including organizing the wine distributors who provided a unique assortment of wines from around the world. Esselon Café also closed early and provided staff to help throughout the evening.
Cheese, crackers, and other appetizers rounded out the evening’s menu for 55 guests who paid $30 each for a fun event and of course to help raise funds toward hosting opportunities for local Fragile X families to learn, share, and support each other, and to provide scholarships for the national annual Fragile X Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C, local conferences, and the NFXF International Fragile X Conference.