Taste of Linsly Reaches for the Stars

Photo Provided Members of the Taste of Linsly planning committee are, from left to right, Katie Campsey, Melissa Leone, Aimee Zimmerman, Gary Glessner, Aslynn Belancic and Stacey Creely.

WHEELING — The Linsly School will host the seventh annual Taste of Linsly at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Banes Hall Cafetorium. This year’s enchanting theme, Reach for the Stars, will set the tone for an evening of live entertainment, delicious food and wine from a variety of local restaurants and caterers, as well as an amazing list of silent and live auction items and raffle prizes.

From a luxury ski vacation for eight in a Southwind Mountaintop Townhouse at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, to a vacation home in Reunion, Fla., to an overnight stay in a Treetop Villa and zip lining passes at Grand Vue Park, as well as a variety of themed raffle baskets, there is a prize that would interest everyone. One of the new auction items is a privately catered three-course dinner for eight in the comfort of the winner’s home by Chef Noah Fraley from Aladdin Food Services.

Other featured auction items this year include a downtown Pittsburgh Date Night package at the Omni William Penn and a Here We Go Pittsburgh package that includes four Pittsburgh Steelers tickets in the Champions Club Level.

The evening will feature elegant cuisine from several area vendors, including As You Like It Catering by Bob Bailey, Silver Chopsticks, Mmm…Popcorn, 19 Coffee Company, Chicco Baccello Bakery of Washington, Pa., Vagabond Chef and Ye Olde Alpha. Guests will enjoy a selection of wine from Good Mansion Wines and beer from Carenbauer Distributing Corp.

According to Aimee Zimmerman, planning committe head, the Taste of Linsly has become one of the most anticipated social and fundraising events of the year for the school.

“The event continues to evolve and grow each year,” Zimmerman said. “We are thrilled to have the support of our school and local community, including our title sponsor, The Glessner Group, as well as the many local food and beverage vendors that continue to help make our event such a success year after year.”

Linsly Headmaster Justin Zimmerman explained that proceeds from this year’s Taste of Linsly event will support the student health and wellness programs.

“The overall health and wellness of our students is always of upmost importance,” Zimmerman said. “For students to learn and reach their potential, they must feel well physically and mentally. As a result, we plan to raise additional funds to enhance our middle and upper school health program, bring in guest speakers and support general wellness programs related to nutrition, exercise, stress-management and other adolescent issues.

For more information about Taste of Linsly, to donate an auction or raffle item, or to reserve tickets online, go to www.linsly. org/tol.