The day of Dine Out for United Way will also be a chance for restaurant patrons to benefit themselves. Those who dine at participating restaurants and say they are "Dining Out for United Way" can enter into a drawing for raffle prizes donated to the United Way, including signed Buffalo Bills and New York Jets jerseys, gift certificates, and gift baskets from Adirondack Specialty Food. After the event, tickets will be collected from the participating restaurants and winners will be drawn.
John C. Bernardi, executive director of the United Way of the Adirondack Region, said he looks forward to the event and hopes restaurants and their patrons alike will respond like he believes they will.
"This is a great opportunity to engage our friends and neighbors across the region to support our very important mission," he said,
Dine Out for United Way is currently in the planning stages, with letters seeking interest from hundreds of businesses across the region being mailed out the beginning of next week.
Those interested in more information may contact the local United Way at 563-0028.