SPRINGFIELD – Special guest waiter Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno along with two Polynesian dancers from former Hu Ke Lau showed off their dancing skills in front of more than 200 visitors at the Men Can Cook fundraiser 2019.
The event at Springfield Lodge of Elks # 61 helped the Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity.
Sarno said the skit was fun and brought in extra money for “tips” to the organization.
Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse said stable housing is a key part of any town and city and added he was honored to be a part of this fundraiser.
The menu included a tropical salad, raw vegetables, mango pineapple pulled pork, teriyaki chicken, rice, vegetables and Hawaiian bread pudding.
Members of the public were encouraged to tip their servers, with all proceeds going to the Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity organization.
Co-hosts were Meghan Rothschild and WAQY morning show producer Steve Nagle.
The co-chairs of the event were Justin Roberts and Jack Toner.
Volunteer servers included: Sarno, George Burtch, Justin Roberts, Jack Toner, Matt Bannister, John Davis, Ben Quick, Todd Friedhaber, Steve Roberts, Chris Marion, Bill Russo-Appel, Chad Giroux, Matt Perry, Ryan Cronin, Jason Tsitso, Jack Benjamin, Ed Nunez, Shawn Torres, Nate Costa, John Nally, Charles Venezia, Rob Vermast, Matt Depin, John Perez and Louis Scungio.
The Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity is a housing ministry dedicated to strengthening communities by providing homeownership to low-income families.
Additional support was provided by Elegant Affairs, Ebenezer’s Bar & Grill South Hadley, Texas Roadhouse, PIP marketing sign and print, and Lowe’s. The presenting sponsor was PeoplesBank.