Friday, Oct. 3, has been set as the date for the fifth annual John E. Tavera Memorial Celebration.
Taking place under the pavilion at the St. Joseph’s Polish Society, East Main Street, Forestville the event begins at 5 p.m., rain or shine and includes a picnic buffet, free draft beer, a cash bar, raffle prizes, and musical entertainment provided by Flyin’ Blind.
Tickets are $25 per person and will be available at the door, or by contacting Joseph Tavera at (860)582-2878, Joe.Tavera@comcast.net, Frank Tavera at Ftavera@snet.net or Lee Santorso at 150 Central Bar and Grill, downtown Forestville CT.
Proceeds from last year’s fundraiser benefitted many local organizations and provided for scholarships to area high school, grammar school students, Over $5,000 was donated to in contribution and scholarships created in John’s memory to encourage students to pursue their academic goals as well as their athletic excellence. Organizations such as OSIA, the Bristol Tramps, Bristol Cares and the Boys and Girls Club all benefitted in 2014. John E. Tavera was a lifelong Bristol resident who passed away suddenly on April 28, 2010. This Oct, 8, He would have celebrated his 53rd birthday.
Donations to the John E. Tavera Memorial Fund can be mailed to: P.O. Box 1262, Bristol CT, 06011-1262