Hands to Honduras hosts fundraiser at Shelburne Farms

Swirling skirts, moving feet, all ages feeling the beat. The 5th Annual Latin Music & Dance Party at the Shelburne Farms Coach Barn will take place on September 11 from 7–11 p.m.

This fundraiser will benefit the Hands to Honduras-Tela Neonatal Intensive Care Unit currently under construction at the Tela Hospital in Honduras. The NICU is the largest project attempted by H2HT and a late-October dedication is anticipated.

Linda Gilbert of Charlotte, the chair of the event, said, “You don’t have to be an expert dancer to enjoy the evening. There’s something for everyone.”

In addition to hot Latino rhythms, there will be Latin-inspired appetizers such as O Bread chili cheese ciabatta, Shelburne Farms cheese and Sonia’s tomatillo salsas. William Wisell of Cucina Antica Half Baked will bake specialty pizzas in the courtyard .

Desserts will include fresh fruits as well as locally baked cookies from Great Harvest and Rhino Foods, and Good Comida will offer samples of cheesecake.

A cash bar will be hosted by Shelburne Farms with wine, beer, full bar and a new drink, Peruvian Pisco Sour.

The silent auction will feature art—including a 24” x 20” original color painting by local artist Lynn Cummings—Honduran crafts, gift certificates, gift baskets, Red Sox tickets and a resort week in Florida.

Tickets are $30 and include everything except the cash bar. Checks can be made out to Hands to Honduras-Tela and sent to Hands to Honduras-Tela, 190 Red Tail Lane, Charlotte, VT 05445. To reserve tickets call 363-6064 or 425-3838 to pay at the door (cash/check). For more info contact lindaggilbert@gmail.com.