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Quonquont Farm to host Cancer Connection’s annual Harvest Celebration Dinner, Silent Auction



Recorder Staff
Thursday, October 11, 2018

WHATELY — Quonquont Farm at 9 North St. will serve as the site of Cancer Connection’s annual Harvest Celebration Dinner & Silent Auction on Friday, Oct. 26.

The gala event, set to last from 6 to 10 p.m., raises money to underwrite the programs and services offered by Cancer Connection, which bills itself as a haven where cancer patients and their families and caregivers “can learn how to cope with their changed lives and bodies and emotional turmoil by sharing strategies and resources.”

The gourmet menu features roasted halibut and beef tenderloin, sweet potato crepes, Quonquont Farm apple crisp and more. The evening will also include a silent auction featuring vacation getaways to New Hampshire and Cape Cod, handcrafted artwork and jewelry, gift certificates to local restaurants, merchants and service providers, gift baskets and other unique items.

Rob Watson of Lone Wolf Restaurant in Amherst is catering the celebration. He and Patrick Viteri of Patrick & Company in Hadley are the event co-hosts. Live music will be provided by Doug MacMillan and Jazz Sketches.

Jenelle Wilkins, event manager at Quonquont Farm, said this will be the fourth year the farm has been the site of the dinner and silent auction.

“We were thrilled when they came our way and were looking for a place to host their annual event,” Wilkins said. “(Guests) get some great food and drink and great company, of course.”

The event is open to all. Doors open at 6 p.m. for hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Tickets are $85, and reservations are required. The event has sold out in previous years. For more information about Cancer Connection, 41 Locust St. in Northampton, call 413-586-1642 or visit: www.cancer-connection.org. Cancer Connection is a nonprofit, so donations are tax-deductible.