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.”