Abington Rotary raises funds to fight polio at 12th annual Taste

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The twelfth annual Taste of the Abingtons will again apply its proceeds to fight polio in the last few places on earth where it is prevalent when it convenes at a new location, the Ramada Inn in South Abington Township, Sunday, October 2nd from 2-5 pm.

Tickets are $35 and can be obtained by calling Laurie at 570-319-1728, on line at info@tasteoftheabingtons.com or from any Rotarian. Serving begins promptly at 2 pm.

A new twist on the silent auction part of the Taste includes smart phone bidding.

As in the past the Taste of the Abingtons will feature food sampling from the many fine restaurants in the area. Complimentary beer and wine tasting, cigar sampling, music, and food, food and more food will be featured at Taste of the Abingtons 2016. The music will include The Nolan Mark Trio in the ballroom, Ken McGraw on piano in the Ramada lobby and John Tumavitch playing guitar in Sidney’s dining room.

Polio has been wiped out in most of the world but is endemic to Pakistan and Afghanistan and as of this year Nigeria. Rotary International has partnered with the World Health organization to raise funds to end the scourge of polio in those last three places. There are occasional out breaks and Rotary is committed to funding eradication efforts wherever they occur.

This year’s Taste of the Abington will include a wine pull along with the smart phone bidding option. Auction items include legal services, dining, gift baskets, ice cream cakes and pies, overnight travel and yoga lessons. Bidders may see the range of items at TasteoftheAbingtons.com.

Funds raised also benefit the Abington area and beyond including the Salvation Army, Boy Scout Throop 160, vocational counseling and leadership opportunities for school children and the second free library in Memorial Park.

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