May 6, 2021

Pasta Supper and Open Mic Night at First Congregational Church in Essex, April 9

Members of the First Congregational Church who are preparing for the April 9 Pasta Supper and Open Mic Night are: (L-R) Delcie McGrath, Essex; Mike Hennessy, East Lyme; Emily Williams, Essex; Sharyn Nelson, Ivoryton; Mary-Lawrence Bickford, Essex; and Richard McGrath, Essex.

Members of the First Congregational Church who are preparing for the April 9 Pasta Supper and Open Mic Night are: (L-R) Delcie McGrath, Essex; Mike Hennessy, East Lyme; Emily Williams, Essex; Sharyn Nelson, Ivoryton; Mary-Lawrence Bickford, Essex; and Richard McGrath, Essex.

ESSEX – The Second Annual Pasta Supper and Open Mic Night will be held on Saturday, April 9 at 6 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Essex, 6 Methodist Hill in Essex Village. Sponsored by the church’s Justice and Witness Committee, proceeds from the event benefit the $1,000 “Making a Difference” Award, open to graduating seniors at Valley Regional High School (VRHS).

For the all-you-can-eat supper, four choices of pasta with different sauces will be prepared by the church’s chef. Performers of all ages are welcome to showcase their talents at the Open Mic that follows the supper. Please contact Sharyn Nelson at 860-767-9817 if you would like to be included.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children, if ordered in advance by calling the church at 860-767-8097. At the door, tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children.

The “Making a Difference” Award is given to that graduating senior from VRHS whose actions continue to challenge those ideas and practices that result in the exclusion of others. Award applications are available at the VRHS Counseling Office or at the First Congregational Church in Essex. The application deadline is April 30.

For more information on the Pasta Supper or the “Making A Difference” Award, call the church at 860-767-8097.

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