Mt Kisco, NY – (September 26, 2013) –Mount Kisco Child Care Center (MKCCC) recently held its Ninth Annual Feed Me Fresh: An Edible Evening at Eric Hadar’s beautiful Ivanna Farms located in Bedford Corners, NY. More than 300 people attended the event, which raised over $215,000. The proceeds will help support MKCCC’s scholarship fund, enabling the Center to further its mission of providing high quality, affordable childcare and early education to a diverse group of children in a safe, healthy environment. The event honored Dottie Jordan, MKCCC’s Executive Director, who is retiring after nearly 30 years with the Center, the late Grace Marwell, who was a founding member of MKCCC, and the entire Marwell family which has generously supported MKCCC for more than four decades.
A stunning autumn sunset was the backdrop for the festivities as guests enjoyed tastings from many of Westchester’s top restaurants, including: Arturo’s Tavern; Basilico; Belizzi & Frannie’s Goodie Shop; Café of Love & Ladle of Love; La Camilia; La Tulipe; Lexington Square Café; Little Kabob Station & Little Crepe Station; MKCCC’s own “Feed Me Fresh” Kitchen; Myong Gourmet; Peter Pratts Inn; Quaker Hill Tavern; Taverna Pandesia; Skinny Buddha; and Village Social. Fabulous live and silent auction items were on offer and a lively Blue Grass Band entertained the crowd.
The event was chaired by Kelly Sullivan, MKCCC parent and owner of Quaker Hill Tavern in Chappaqua. Honorary co-chairs were Beverley & Sabin Streeter and Twink & Jim Wood. Dawn Meyerski, MKCCC’s Program Director, acted as master of ceremonies while Doug Wilson, an ABC Sports celebrity for more than fifty years, was the evening’s auctioneer.
Feed Me Fresh is MKCCC’s garden-to-table, sustainable nutrition program designed to increase the level of appreciation for healthy foods and healthy choices for children at an early age. In 2008, based on the innovative Feed Me Fresh program, Mount Kisco Child Care Center was designated the first slow food school in Westchester by Slow Food USA.
About Mount Kisco Child Care Center:
Mount Kisco Child Care Center is a non-profit, NAEYC-accredited childcare facility serving families in Northern Westchester since 1971. MKCCC provides exceptional and affordable early care and education to a diverse group of children from three months to eleven years of age. Experienced and professional teachers, an innovative curriculum, unique programs, such as the JEWEL Intergenerational Program and Feed Me Fresh, its garden-to-table, sustainable nutrition program, and a state of the art facility contribute to create an exceptional early childhood education experience.
MKCCC is located at 95 Radio Circle, Mount Kisco, NY. For additional information, please visit www.mkccc.org or call (914) 241-2135. Follow MKCCC on www.facebook.com/MKCCC and www.twitter.com/MKCCC10549 for the latest news and updates.
Helen Bock, Marketing/Communications Associate
Mount Kisco Child Care Center, 95 Radio Circle, Mt Kisco NY 10549
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