If you go
What: Horizon's Pick-a-Dish Fundraiser
When: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday
Where: Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion in Craig
Cost: $15, children under 12 are free
There will be door prizes, music by Dave & Christina and a cash bar for beer and wine. Make sure to bring cash as winners of the People's Choice will be determined by dollar votes.
Craig While watching Horizons Specialized Services' client Jeremy Gohr work in the kitchen at Double Barrel Steakhouse, owner Pat Roberts said he can’t help but enjoy watching the excitement on Gohr’s face as he prepares food.
“He has a big smile on his face every time he leaves here,” Roberts said.
Gohr has been working in the kitchen with senior cook Cameron Whiteman the past week in preparation for the Horizon’s Pick-a-Dish fundraiser.
Local restaurants are pairing up with clients to cook specialty dishes for the community to sample and vote on Thursday evening. Participating restaurants include Double Barrel Steakhouse, Castle Ranch Steakhouse, Carelli’s Pizzeria & Pasta, Cool Water Grille, Gino’s Neighborhood Pizzeria & Grill, Brother’s Custom Processing, JW Snacks and The Memorial Hospital’s Mountain Cafe.
The event will include music by Dave and Christina, door prizes and a cash bar for beer and wine.
Horizons works with families and communities to provide services and opportunities for individuals with, or at risk for, developmental disabilities.
Clients taking part in the event are independent enough to be able to participate, and several clients hold jobs of their own.
“The goal is that this would ultimately lead to job opportunities for them,” said Deidre Pepin, resource development and public relations for Horizons. “They get the opportunity to build their resumes, deal professionally with people and add to their vocational skill set.”
Roberts said he volunteered his restaurant because it seemed like the right thing to do and thought it would be a lot of fun.
It's the first year for the event, and organizers hope for a large turnout.
“Everyone should come,” Roberts said. “It’s for a good cause, and there will be a lot of good food there, too.”
Community members can sample specialty dishes from the restaurants and vote for their favorites from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Moffat County Fairground Pavilion in Craig.
It costs $15 for tickets, and the People’s Choice winner will be decided by dollar votes with all proceeds going to benefit Horizons Moffat County Adult Services. Children 12 and younger are free to attend.
Tickets are available at Horizons and the Chamber, cash and check only.
Darian Warden can be reached at 970-875-1793 or firstname.lastname@example.org