Tickets are being sold by the Ceres Chamber of Commerce for the “One Table, One Community” dinner event on Fourth Street on Saturday, Sept. 15.
The event consists of a “Wine Stroll & Dinner on Fourth Street” with closing the newly refurbished section of downtown and setting up a long dinner table. The event opens as with a 6 p.m. wine stroll and 7 p.m. dinner. A raffle will also be held.
The Chamber has met with Fourth Street business owners to let them know about the event and to ask local restaurants to participate. The plan is to place wine stations in some of the participating businesses during the evening event to help drive foot traffic through their doors. Businesses that have agreed to stay open are Addy’s Boutique, Alfonso’s Mexican Restaurant, Ceres Drug Store, Ceres Dry Cleaning, Delhart’s Home Furnishings, Embroidery Plus, Flawless Salon, Nor Cal Lighting, Pastas Pronto, Rusty Nail and Wells Fargo Bank.
“We want to do this in celebration of not only our 100 years of community but also to celebrate the new revitalized downtown,” said Renee Ledbetter, executive director of the Ceres Chamber. “We really haven’t done anything to celebrate the downtown.”
Only advanced ticket sales are being offered. Tickets are $25 per person. Craft beer and wine tickets are $5. The Chamber is selling tickets are 2904 Fourth Street; and also online at ceresonetableonecommunity.eventbrite.com. Ticket sales end Friday.
The evening will also kick off a new 12 Days of Christmas shopping spree promotion. The Chamber will be seeking 12 to 36 businesses to participate by offering donated products for a raffle winner. Tickets will be sold at $10. Winners will be announced Dec. 1.
“It’s all to encourage people to shop local.”