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2nd annual Bites, Brews, and Tunes Festival benefits the Neighborhood Center

The 2nd annual Bites, Brews, and Tunes Festival to benefit the Neighborhood Center took place at MVCC’s Utica campus. For a small fee, attendees enjoyed bites from local food vendors. Brews of local craft beverages. And tunes from 3 local bands.

Posted: Aug 12, 2018 7:28 PM

UTICA, NY – Bites, brews, and tunes.

That’s what people were enjoying Sunday.

And they were doing so for a good cause.

The 2nd annual Bites, Brews, and Tunes Festival to benefit the Neighborhood Center took place at MVCC’s Utica campus.

For a small fee, attendees enjoyed bites from local food vendors.

Brews of local craft beverages.

And tunes from 3 local bands.

Mark Pacilio, the Director of Operations at the Neighborhood Center, estimates they assist an average of 40,000 people a year by offering a variety of services to help troubled youth and their families.

“We’ve got many adults in the area that say ‘You helped me many years ago when I was a kid, and because of you I am what I am today.’ That’s the kind of thing we like to hear because we want to make a difference. We’re trying to build strong communities. That’s what the Neighborhood Center is all about.”

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