Tuesday, October 29, 2013

'Simply Savory' Raised More Than $35K for ProJeCt of Easton

ProJeCt board member Bill Bryson, ProJeCt of Easton Executive
Director Janice Komisor, board member Pat Amin, and board member
Danny Cohen pose for a photo at "Simply Savory", held earlier
this month. The event raised more than $35,000 to support ProJeCt of Easton
self-sufficiency and literacy programs.
Contributed photo by Jamie Cabreza.
More than $35,000 was raised for local programs and services at Simply Savory, ProJeCt of Easton's premier annual fund raising event held earlier this month on October 7 at the Hampton Inn.

"We couldn’t be more pleased with the outpouring of support from the local community
including our culinary participants, sponsors, donors, guests and volunteers," said  ProJeCt Executive Director Janice Komisor. "“The funds raised go toward our mission to help people help themselves with services that include emergency shelter, food pantry and literacy programs."

This year’s culinary participants included: Baker Street Bakeshop, Beyond Cakes, Blue Grillhouse, Constantino’s, Cozze Cakes, deLorenzo’s, Divine Dining, Elizabeth Mulrine Culinary Events, Franklin Hill Vineyards, Green Harvest Food Emporium, Leaf Restaurant & Cigar Bar, Marblehead Chowder House, Marianna’s Pizza CafĂ©, Maxim’s 22, Miguel’s, North Star Catering, Pearly Baker’s Alehouse, Sette Luna, Thyme Restaurant & Bar, Two Rivers Brewing Company, Valenca, Vintage, Vintner’s Circle, and Weyerbacher Brewery.

Easton photographer Jamie Cabreza served as the event photographer, and Palmer Township DJ John Harvey served as the emcee.

Numerous local sponsors included: the Hampton Inn; Elaine Emrick; Lexus Lehigh Valley; The Express-Times; Crayola; Seidel Cohen Hof & Reid, LLC; the Brown-Daub Foundation; Follett Corporation; Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader, LLC; Abraham, Borda, Corvino, Butz, LaValva & Co. PC; Campbell, Rappold & Yurasits LLP; Cornerstone Advisors Asset Management, Inc.; David T. Lyon, MD; Easton Hospital, John & Janice Komisor; Kiwanis Club of Palmer Township; The Nenow Family; Knights of Columbus; AD Computer dba Jet Pay Payroll Services; Alfero Co., Inc.; Easton Endodontic Associates; Embassy Bank; and John T. Eisenhard, CLU, CFBS; National
Penn Bank.

ProJeCt local services include an emergency assistance and food program, case management support to assist people in developing life skills to help them move to self-sufficiency, and educational programs that include adult basic literacy, English as a second language, GED preparation, family literacy and supplemental education programs for school-age children. The agency provides assistance to more than 5,000 people a year, serving Easton and the surrounding communities in Northampton County.

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