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On Tuesday, April 10, 2012 we will be holding our fourth annual fundraiser to benefit the homes and programs of “Homes of Hope” — L’Arche Irenicon. “Taste of Spring”-restaurant tasting and fundraising auction will be held at the beautiful new Renaissance Golf Club in Haverhill, MA. Voted “Course of the Year for 2012” by the New England Chapter of the National Golf Course Owner’s Association. Last year’s tasting was a huge success; we attracted over 300 local residents who sampled the food of the area’s best restaurants.

This year’s event is sponsored by the following generous businesses, Platinum Sponsor: Pentucket Bank, Gold Sponsors: Haverhill Bank, Trinity Emergency Medical Service, Merrimack Valley Federal Credit Union, and Brian S. Dempsey Insurance Agency.

Our event this year will feature tastings from many area restaurants along with live and silent auctions featuring Red Sox tickets, Golf Outings, as well as our popular “Homes of Hope” original artwork. The following fabulous restaurants and food vendors have signed on:

· Renaissance Country Club 

· KEON’S of Haverhill / Georgetown Black Swan Country Club 

· Peddler’s Daughter 

· Blue Finn Grille 

· George’s Restaurant 

· Joseph’s Trattoria Bakery Cafe

· Cedar’s Mediterranean Foods

· Boston Chowda

· Edible Arrangements 

· Leah Mae’s 

· Sweet Things Bakery-Cafe’ 

· Acosta Foods / Variety of Cheeses 

Additional restaurants are added each week. Check out our website for the updated list. Tickets are $25 pp – call Eileen Cadley at 978-374-6928 for tickets or email Don’t delay – the event sold out last year!!

“Homes of Hope” –L’Arche Irenicon, has been located in Haverhill for the past 29 years providing lifelong homes for adults with intellectual disabilities. We are part of an international federation of L’Arche communities represented by 135 communities in 35 countries. We are an ecumenical community providing a full life where people with and without disabilities share their lives and live, work and play together. ‘Homes of Hope” celebrates the reality that persons with disabilities possess inherent qualities of welcome, wonderment and friendship.