Thursday, October 13, 2011

Tasting Event to Benefit People with Disabilities - Rolling Meadows, IL on Oct 24, 2011

Countryside Association for People with Disabilities will host the 7th annual Recipe for Success at The Meadows Club in Rolling Meadows on Monday, October 24th. This popular culinary-based fundraising event will feature food and drink samples from dozens of area restaurants. Other event activities include a live and silent auction, a 50/50 raffle, live music by the Bruce Blanck Quartet, and other special surprises. Recipe for Success is open to the public and kicks off at 5:30 PM.

Individual tickets are available for $75 each and can be purchased online; you can also purchase a table of 10 for the discounted price of $675. $40 of each ticket price is tax-deducible and all proceeds from the event will support the program participants of Countryside Association for People with Disabilities, a 58-year-old agency that supports children and adults with developmental disabilities who reside in northern Cook and Lake County.

This year’s participating restaurants include Dinner by Design, Egg Harbor CafĂ©, El Torero Mexican Restaurant & Bar, Enzo & Lucia Ristorante, Francesca’s Famiglia, Hugo’s Frog Bar & Chop House, Indulge Cheesecakes, Kyriaki – A Greek Eatery, Morkes Chocolates, Rivers Casino Restaurant, Season’s 52 and more! For a complete listing, visit Event sponsors include BMO Harris Bank, Xerox Corporation, American Family Insurance, United Healthcare and Advanced Data Technologies, Inc.

Each year, the programs that Recipe for Success supports decrease the number of individuals with disabilities who are unnecessarily institutionalized and increase their autonomy, access to independence and participation in their community. Countryside Association develops work opportunities and job training to reduce unemployment, as nearly all program participants Countryside supports fall below the poverty line. They agency also offers support to help individuals and their families maintain community independence and remain in less restrictive, less costly residences. Planned and emergency in-home respite services are available to families that support children and adults with disabilities when caregivers must leave the home. And, Countryside also offers healthy, individualized activities each day to persons with severe disabilities and seniors in our community centers to combat social isolation and compensate for any age-related decline. Find us on YouTube to learn more!

So mark your calendars and tell your friends to stop by The Meadows Club (2950 W. Golf Road, Rolling Meadows) to learn a little bit about a wonderful cause and, more importantly, enjoy some awesome cuisine and place bids on some fabulous prizes! For more information, please contact Countryside Association for People with Disabilities at (847) 540-3705, visit, or email

About Countryside Association for People with Disabilities

Through a continuum of services and supports—at facilities in Palatine and Waukegan, Illinois—Countryside Association serves over 650 children and adults with disabilities and their families who reside in northern Cook and Lake Counties. The agency operates on the opinion that people with disabilities have a wealth of potential as employees, community members, volunteers, friends, and next door neighbors. Countryside is committed to providing choices and opportunities for individuals to reach their goals of independence, employment, and full participation in their community. To find out more about Countryside, visit our website or find us on Facebook

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#Source: Trib Local By Amy Barker - Oct 12, 2011