AN EVENING OF LAUGHTER - Saturday - 11/23/19

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - "An Evening of Laughter" with three comedians and dinner is being hosted by the Hillsborough UNICO club at Raritan Valley Country Club, 747 Route 28 in Bridgewater, on Saturday, Nov. 23rd beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The family style meal will be prepared by Executive Chef Filomena Lombardi, married to Johnny "Gemeni" Lombardi, one of the three comics performing. He will be joined by Paul Bond and Jocelyn Chia.

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Community Options, Inc., a  nationally based non-profit organization  incorporated in 1989 and headquartered in Princeton, will share in a portion of the proceeds.

Community Options  believes in the dignity of every person, and in the freedom of all  people to experience the highest degree of self-determination. Embracing  this philosophy, they provide housing and employment  opportunities for people with disabilities and serves thousands of individuals with disabilities in 10 states.

They support individuals with intellectual disabilities and  developmental disabilities such as Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Spina  Bifida, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Fragile X Syndrome, Prader-Willi, and  traumatic brain injury. Many of the individuals they serve also have  co-occurring medical and mental health conditions such as Seizure  Disorder, Pica, Diabetes, Mood Disorders, Schizoaffective Disorders, and  Impulse Control Disorders.

Filomena Lombardi was born and raised in Calabria, Italy.  She grew up on a farm taking care of her family of seven and was so busy with that she never even learned to ride a bicycle. She was was inducted into the Chaîne de Rôtisseurs Food and Wine Society as Chef Rôtisseur in 2012. The Chaîne des Rôtisseurs is the world’s oldest international gastronomic society, founded in Paris in 1248. It is devoted to preserving the camaraderie and pleasures of the table and to promoting excellence in all areas of the hospitality arts. 

 Tickets are available online at HillsboroughNJUNICO.org.