Paramus Recreation Commission to host a Pasta Benefit Dinner for Rob Bonastia on Jan. 25
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, January 11, 2013, 03:47 PM EST
Paramus Recreation Commission, Paramus families, businesspeople and borough leaders have teamed up to hold a Pasta Benefit Dinner and Tricky Tray for Rob Bonastia, a 19-year-old Paramus High School graduate who is battling cancer. The dinner will be held on Friday, Jan. 25 at the Elks Club, 200 Route 17 North in Paramus, at 7 pm. The dinner will feature several different varieties of pasta, bread, desserts, a DJ, raffle and 50/50, as well as the Tricky Tray. Proceeds will go to support the Bonastia family during this difficult time.
Tickets are $30 per person and are available at Paramus Recreation on Farview Ave in Paramus. Checks should be made payable to Share USA, memo line “For Rob Bonastia.” The Recreation office is open 8:30 am-4:30 pm on weekdays, and Thursday nights from 7-8:45 pm.
The pasta will be donated by Anthony Francos, an Italian restaurant on Route 17 North in Paramus. DJ and Town Councilman Pat Verile will donate his time to provide music for the event. Kontos Foods of Paterson will provide cocktail flatbreads, hummus & desserts, and Moe’s Southwest Grill Restaurant on Route 17 South is donating a 55” flat-screen TV for the raffle. The Elks Club will provide the banquet room and tickets for the event were donated by Pages Printing on Route 17 North in Paramus.
“We are overwhelmed with the support and enthusiasm we’ve received from our Recreation Commission, Paramus residents and local businesses. Rob is a great boy, a fantastic athlete and a wonderful friend, and we all want to support him and his family in any way we can,” said Donna Apidopoulos, the event’s organizer.
For more information about the event, or to donate baskets or raffle items, please contact the Paramus Borough Recreation Department at (201) 265-9321.