Teens to wait on mothers for a change at fundraising dinner

By Sarah E. Reynolds | May 02, 2014
Courtesy of: Camden Teen Center Teen Center members whip up something special for Mom. Young people will cook and serve at the Center's fundraising dinner May 9.

Camden — Teens will turn the tables on their mothers Friday, May 9, cooking and serving a Mother's Day dinner at the Teen Center, 10 Knowlton St.

The event runs from 6 to 9 p.m., and the $6 per person admission will support the offerings of the Teen Center, a program of the Penobscot Bay YMCA, said Teen Center Coordinator Andrea Penney.

The sit-down meal will consist of a pasta dish, salad, bread, beverage and dessert. Penney said the half-dozen or so youngsters preparing and serving the meal had not decided on the exact menu yet, but she promised it would be “delicious.”

She recommended making reservations in advance, so an accurate count for the dinner could be obtained; it is fine for patrons to pay at the door, she said. The Teen Center's phone number is 230-0866.

Entertainment is also planned: families will be invited to make simple bird feeders together after dinner and watch a family-oriented film, which has not been selected yet.

Penney said the Teen Center has done fundraising dinners before, but this is its first Mother's Day event. Hannaford Supermarkets usually donates a gift certificate to cover the cost of the food, she said.

She encouraged families to attend the dinner to have an enjoyable evening with their teen and honor their mothers and grandmothers.

Supporting the Teen Center is important, she said, because of its local impact, serving around 100 young people every day.

“It supports the community, it supports the kids. … It's a nice night out,” Penney said.

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