Donovan wine dinner set for October

The Community Partnership for Egg Harbor Township Schools, Inc., will host the fourth annual Friends of Chuck Donovan Gourmet Wine Dinner and Auction at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18, at the private and prestigious Hidden Creek Golf Club in Egg Harbor Township, where Donovan was a long-time member. The event is a fitting tribute to Donovan, who had a great love, appreciation and knowledge of good wine.

As an active member of the Community Partnership from 2007 to 2009, Donovan, who died in 2009, championed efforts to raise funds for academic enhancements, technology, capital projects and extracurricular activities. He was also very involved with the EHT High School Interact Club, mentoring students for many years, and serving as their point person linking them to the local finance and businesses community and helping to secure employment, mentorship and/or internship opportunities for students.

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Tickets are $75 per person. Sponsorships ranging from $250 to $1,000 are available. Donations to the Community Partnership are tax-deductible. For more information on the nonprofit foundation, visit, or contact Ellen Gregory at 646-8441, ext. 1017, or via email to

Coach Bingo fundraiser set

The Community Partnership for Egg Harbor Township Schools Inc. and the H. Russell Swift Elementary School Parents Club will co-host a Ladies Coach Bingo event at 6 p.m. Nov. 15 at Somers Point VFW Post 2189, 500 Bethel Road.

Tickets are $35 in advance and include 16 cards, one for each game. Additional packs of 16 cards can be purchased for $5. Game winners will receive authentic Coach purses, and there will also be other chances to win Coach products throughout the night. There will also be a Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle and cash bar. Free hors d'ouvres and non-alcoholic beverages will be served. For tickets, call 609-646-8441, ext. 1017, or email

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