PAWTUCKET â€” Get out your red and green party wear and shine up those dancing shoes. The Times, in conjunction with Grupo Amigos Da Terceira, is hosting a â€śJingle Mingleâ€ť to benefit the Times â€śMerry Christmas Fund.â€ť
The holiday dance event is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 1, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Community Center Grupo Amigos Da Terceira, Inc. at 55 Memorial Drive in Pawtucket. Music will be provided by Mega's DJ Music Productions., and the ticket price includes a buffet. A cash bar will also be available.
The Times Merry Christmas Fund, which benefits the Salvation Army of Pawtucket, is now in its 30th year. The fund helps provide food baskets, clothing and toys to hundreds of local families who are struggling to make ends meet. With the current economy and high unemployment rate, this type of assistance is needed more than ever.
This year, the Times has set a goal of raising $9,500 for the Merry Christmas Fund. Proceeds from the â€śJingle Mingleâ€ť will go directly into the fund, while the event also promises to be a fun and festive way to kick off the holiday season.
Tickets cost $25 each or a table of 10 can be reserved for $200. The event would be a great way to hold a holiday â€śoffice partyâ€ť or to meet up with friends.
Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 3, tickets can be purchased at The Times office at 23 Exchange St., Pawtucket, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by mail, with checks payable to â€śThe Times Merry Christmas Fundâ€ť and sent to: The Times â€śJingle Mingle,â€ť P.O. Box 307, Pawtucket, RI 02862.
For more information, call 401-767-8525.
Donations can also be made to the Merry Christmas Fund at the Times office, where a box is available in the lobby, or by mailing a check to: Times Merry Christmas Fund, 23 Exchange St., Pawtucket, RI 02860. All donations will be published unless they are requested to be anonymous.
A recent donation of $50 was made by Ed and Bill in memory of Betty Hammerschlag.