Come join Friend, Inc. Community Services on April 27 for our 30th annual Benefit Auction at Beltzner Hall, at the Kutztown Fairgrounds at 5 p.m.

Bid on art, jewelry, household items, autographed items, gift certificates for local businesses (like hair salons and restaurants), not to mention our famous desserts.

The Benefit Auction features the 4th annual Executive Baker Challenge. This year's executive bakers are Leah Cassellia, Director of Office of Student Involvement, and Donavan McCargo, Dean of Students Kutztown University; Maria Wirth, Managing Director of Business Owners Trade Alliance; Connie Merkel, Administrative Assistant at East Penn Manufacturing; Ellen Overcast, owner of Dream Vacations; and Matt Hilbert, owner of Kutztown Printing.

The event is on April 27 from 5 to 9 p.m. Enjoy a nice night out with your loved ones, and treat yourself to an awesome night. Dinner catered by Janelle Hall (includes vegetarian options) and drinks (domestic and craft alike and wine from Setter Vineyards) are included in the ticket price. It is a great event for a great cause.

The Auction is a unique experience that you cannot get anywhere else.

For more information and tickets please visit or call (610) 683-7791.

Friend, Inc. Community Services is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization that has been operating for over 35 years to alleviate the pressures and stress of poverty by providing safety net services and programs to families and individuals living in Northeastern Berks County. Our services include case management, money management, a monthly food pantry, information and referral, employment assistance, and emergency cash assistance. If you know of someone in need, or if you have questions about volunteering, please contact Cathy at (610) 683-7791.

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