Annual community dinner set in Wilmington

Robert Hockert to be honored

Whiteface Mountain ski area in Wilmington.

Whiteface Mountain ski area in Wilmington. © ORDA/Dave Schmidt

— The date has been set for the 28th Annual Wilmington Community Dinner.

The public is invited to attend this year’s event which will take place on Tuesday, March 19 at the Hungry Trout Restaurant in Wilmington.

This annual dinner is a way to break the “cabin fever” allowing residents the chance to socialize with their neighbors and meet those who are new to the town.

In addition, a very special part of the evening is when the Wilmington Citizen of the Year will be honored. This year’s recipient is the well deserving Robert Hockert.

A quote from his nomination form reads, “Bob has been volunteering for many community events in the 10-plus years he has lived here. He has done movies at the beach, served on the Waterfront Revitalization Committee, Destination Master Plan, Bike Fest Chairman, which is hundreds of hours. He has served every year on the Wilmington Christmas Celebration committee. He currently serves on the ROOST Board of Directors as a voice for Wilmington. I have personally sat next to Bob in various meetings over the last 6 years which he has donated hundreds of hours to the betterment of Wilmington. I cannot think of anyone more deserving.”

Those wishing to attend the dinner are asked to rsvp by March 11 by calling Michelle at 946-2255. The dinner is $20 per person and starts with cocktails at 6 p.m.

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