Mothers and daughters from the Lake Washington National Charity League helped prepare Thanksgiving dinners at Caruccio’s on Mercer Island. The meals were donated to Youth and Family Services. Photo courtesy of Cindy Swain

Mothers and daughters from the Lake Washington National Charity League helped prepare Thanksgiving dinners at Caruccio’s on Mercer Island. The meals were donated to Youth and Family Services. Photo courtesy of Cindy Swain

Caruccio’s culinary event center donates 20 Thanksgiving dinners

The meals, assembled by volunteers from a charity league, were given to Youth and Family Services.

Caruccio’s Culinary Event Center donated its annual 20 full Thanksgiving dinners to the Mercer Island Youth and Services Foundation in the week leading up to the holiday.

The Thanksgiving dinners included a turkey, all of the fixings and homemade pies. On Nov. 19, five mother/daughter teams from the Lake Washington National Charity League helped to prepare the pies and organize the meals for delivery.

“Giving back to the community was a driving element when creating Caruccio’s Culinary Event Center. This space allows us to host events and activities that benefit others,” owner Lisa Caruccio said.

Caruccio’s is an active sponsor for Mercer Island Youth and Family Services, Mercer Island Farmers Market, Mercer Island Uncorked Festival, Seattle International Film Festival and FareStart, along with other organizations within the community.

Caruccio’s Culinary Event Center is located on Mercer Island and specializes in unique food and wine events. Caruccio’s features an open demo kitchen, floor to ceiling windows, AV, film wall and fireplace. It opened about a year ago.

For more, see www.caruccios.com.

“Giving back to the community was a driving element when creating Caruccio’s Culinary Event Center,” said owner Lisa Caruccio. Photo courtesy of Cindy Swain

“Giving back to the community was a driving element when creating Caruccio’s Culinary Event Center,” said owner Lisa Caruccio. Photo courtesy of Cindy Swain

The donated Thanksgiving dinners included a turkey, all of the fixings and homemade pies. Photo courtesy of Cindy Swain

The donated Thanksgiving dinners included a turkey, all of the fixings and homemade pies. Photo courtesy of Cindy Swain

More in Life

Islander recalls filming ‘The Wizard of Oz’

Meredythe Glass was an extra in the 1939 film, and is possibly the last surviving cast member.

Motivation springs us to action

Maintaining New Years Resolution momentum through entire year.

Mercer Island school news in brief, Feb. 6, 2019

MIHS junior perfect ACT; Reception on Feb. 11

Mercer Island Preschool Association wins 2019 MIYFS Philanthropy Award

MIPA has a strong partnership with the city, raising thousands each year for preschool scholarships.

‘Defense Ninjas’ instructor Fauzia Lala and COO Kate Warady demonstrate how to break a wrist grab in a workout room at Redmond’s DaVinci Academy on Jan. 15. Katie Metzger/staff photo
Women become ninjas in local self defense classes

Instructor and Mercer Island resident Fauzia Lala aims to empower women to protect themselves.

King County Library System (KCLS) is named the leading U.S. library with 4.8 million digital checkouts in 2018 for the fifth year in a row by Rakuten OverDrive. Photo courtesy of KCLS Facebook.
King County Library System exceeds 1 million digital checkouts in 2018

KCLS leads the record for the fifth year in a row

Mercer Island Art Walk is Friday, Saturday

Second opening added for month of February.

The Mercer Island City Council honored Kari Anderson (center) for earning the Girl Scout Gold Award at a council meeting in 2018. Also pictured is Jennifer Wright, MISD executive director of Learning Services (right) and Mayor Debbie Bertlin. Photo courtesy of Janet Piehl/Girl Scout Leader Troop 43142.
Eastside Girl Scouts earn Gold Awards

Girl Scout girls make a difference in their communities

See artists ‘in action’ on Mercer Island

Northwest Artists in Action will host a second pop-up demonstration on Feb. 2.

From left, keynote speaker the Rev. Harvey Drake, pastor of Emerald City Bible Fellowship in the Rainier Valley, poses for a photo with the 2019 winner of the Covenant Shores Spirit of Martin Luther King Award, Yosh Nakagawa. Photo courtesy of Greg Asimakoupoulos
Harvey Drake headlines MLK event

Covenant Shores held its annual Martin Luther King observance on Jan. 18

Mercer Island’s newest peace pole unveiled at Covenant Shores

The pole is placed near the campus sign, which is the first mile marker of the Rotary Half Marathon.

Schools news in brief

Kindergarten registration; The Bridge recognized