WAVERLY — Cocktails for the Courts, the Waverly Community House’s annual fundraiser for the improvement and maintenance of its tennis courts, was an event for the community and by the community since its inception six years ago.
This year, according to organizers, it is taking the “local” aspect to a whole new level with its “Farm to Table” theme.
“It’s helping the community support something that is for the community, the tennis courts,” said co-chair Nancy Brown, of Waverly. “And using the resources in the community to build on that.”
Not only will local restaurants provide the hors d’oeuvres, but they will use ingredients from area farms to make them.
This year’s Cocktails for the Courts will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14 on the lawn at the Comm. In the event of rain, it will be moved indoors. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased in advance at the Comm office or at the door the day of.
Participating businesses include Beta Bread, Cuppa Cake Café, POSH, Terra Preta and Waverly Deli. State Street Grill will provide some of its signature cocktails, along with wine and beer. The event is sponsored by Steve Farrell and Classic Properties.
Live music will be provided by the Von Storch Trio.
Co-chair Karen Barren, of Glenburn, described the event as “festive” with “a casual atmosphere” for mingling.
The fundraiser originally began as a was to raise money specifically for the Comm’s tennis courts. Proceeds from this year’s events, however, will benefit all recreation programs at the Comm.
Maria Wilson, executive director, said the event organizers do a wonderful job, and she looks forward to attending again this year.
“They know how to pull off a great party,” she said.