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FoHVOS Supports Local Valley Restaurants

by Community Contributor

“Dining Together” adds great food to the Virtually Together Gala

On Saturday September 26 at 7pm, the Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space (FoHVOS) will celebrate its annual gala this year entitled “Virtually Together.” While FoHVOS’s annual gala is their largest fundraiser, this year they’ve also chosen to give back to local restaurants hit hard by the pandemic.  

The Virtually Together Gala promotes partnering together and supporting each other and they found two ways to give back to local restaurants. The first was catering.

“Great local catering is a hallmark of our annual galas and we didn’t want attendees to miss out just because they are online,” said FoHVOS Executive Director Lisa Wolff. “So, we are referring gala attendees to pick up local fare the day of the gala. Participating restaurants have planned something special for FoHVOS gala attendees to reserve in advance. They can enjoy it during the gala or at the After-Party!”

Rory Philipson, Owner of the Blue Bottle Café, shared: “We are so excited to once again be working with FoHVOS for this new normal version of the fall gala. Eating local, conserving natural resources and preserving farmland is absolutely essential for restaurants like ours to continue.”

In addition, a generous donor purchased cards from the local restaurants for the FoHVOS auction to avoid soliciting freebies as they’ve requested in previous years.

Participating “Dining Together” restaurants include:

Pre-Order FOHVOS Specials by Wednesday September 23rd.

  • Check out Dining Together Restaurants at our website
  • Select a restaurant and order by 9/23 for pickup on 9/26
  • Reserve your free spot to our Virtually Together Gala here.

Submitted by About the Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space (FoHVOS), which is an accredited nonprofit land trust dedicated to conserving Hopewell Valley through partnering with the community to preserve land, protect natural resources, and inspire a new generation of conservationists. Recent FoHVOS initiatives have secured outdoor learning areas for all Valley public schools, provided habitat for pollinators, birds and threatened species, and co-founded the Outdoor Equity Alliance that includes over 20 Mercer County organizations – reinforcing their motto Nature For All.  Since our inception, we have preserved more than 8,000 acres of land and inspired thousands of partners and volunteers.To learn more about FoHVOS, visit www.fohvos.org or call 609-730-1560.

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