‘Mexican Monday’ Heats Up Mettawee School Generator Fund

‘Mexican Monday’ Heats Up Mettawee School Generator Fund

‘Mexican Monday’ Heats Up Mettawee School Generator Fund

Event volunteer Stacy Lastrina offered ‘soaked’ watermelon to attendees waiting to be seated at The Pawlet Station’s ‘Mexican Monday’ fundraiser for the Mettawee School Generator Fund. Photo by Marion McChesney.

Event volunteer Stacy Lastrina offered ‘soaked’ watermelon to attendees waiting to be seated at The Pawlet Station’s ‘Mexican Monday’ fundraiser for the Mettawee School Generator Fund. Photo by Marion McChesney.

The Pawlet Station Restaurant reopened for one special night on August 29 for ‘Mexican Monday’ to benefit the Mettawee School Generator Fund. According to Robert Morlino, who serves as director for the Town of Pawlet Emergency Management, the  evening raised about $6,300. This brings us to the halfway mark of our Generator Fund goal,” said Morlino, noting that 100 percent of the evening’s proceeds – food, beverages and tips – went towards the Fund. There was also a 50/50 raffle, with half benefiting the Generator Fund. The other half was won by Pepper and Cynthia Clayton of Middletown Springs.

Tom Kroeber and Stacy Lastrina, the husband and wife team who last ran The Pawlet Station and had put on many Mexican Mondays, brought the fundraising evening to life with the help of Morlino and his wife Nancy, as well as Mark and Margaret McChesney of The Barn Restaurant.

Lastrina said of the evening, “Thank you to all attending and for joining in on the fun! While it was tons of work for all of us, it was for a worthy cause, and I must admit, I had a great time!” She pointed out that The Barn Restaurant was key To the event, “With Rick manning the bar, Mark on raffle tickets, Lee Waite cooking along with chef Mark Rees, and Margaret and Megan running the floor, we were able to execute the evening to the fullest potential.” Rounding out the evening’s hardworking staff were Le Ann, Heather, Julie, Kay and Leslie.

Morlino said, “We have had quite a few people who could not attend the ‘Mexican Monday’ fundraiser and have asked if they can still donate. The answer is yes, you may still donate.” For those wishing to send a contribution, checks may be made out to ‘Mettawee School Generator Fund’ and sent to: Robert Morlino, 4825 Route 30, Pawlet, VT 05761.

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