Quota International of Cambridge members have been busy planning the first Harvest Dinner and Dance, which will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30 at Minnette Dick Hall in Cambridge.

The money raised from this event will go toward funding Quota’s mission of buying hearing aids and devices for the deaf and hard-of-hearing, and helping women and children in need. Since 2008, Quota has donated over $92,000 in hearing aids alone.

The casual event will begin with a pig roast, prepared by Russell Insley. It will include pork barbecue, fried chicken, coleslaw, baked beans, lemonade, iced tea, and keg beer. A cash bar will offer a signature drink, specialty and local beers, wine, and sodas. Music by the popular Golden Touch band will ensure a fun evening.

There will be a silent auction, which will offer a wide variety of items from local crabs and oysters to wines and beers around the world, from Maryland football tickets to shooting lessons, from a cocktail party for 20 to an intimate boat ride and dinner for two. Unique handcrafted jewelry, pottery and framed art are just a few more of the items available. There will also be a raffle of over $500 worth of gift cards. Tickets for the raffle are $5 each or 5 tickets for $20.

Tickets are $50 per person of which $15 of the ticket price is tax deductible. They can be purchased through any Quota member or call 410-310-2219.

Quota International was founded by Wanda Frey Joiner in Buffalo, N.Y., in 1919, and became the first international service organization for women. Joiner, inspired by the camaraderie and personal growth she observed among members of her local Kiwanis Club, created a similar service group open to businesswomen like herself. Today, Quota International includes women and men in its network of nearly 5,000 members in 300 local clubs in 14 countries.

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