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Hilltop in Yorktown Hosts Fundraiser Dinner in Memory of Head Farmer

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The dinner will benefit the family of Brett Alcaro, the former head farmer at Hilltop Hanover Farm.
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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Hilltop Hanover Farm of Yorktown Heights will be hosting a “Farm to Table” dinner on Wednesday evening, Oct. 19, to posthumously honor Brett Alcaro.

Alcaro was the head farmer at Hilltop Hanover for five years. Unfortunately, the 37-year-old died in December 2015 after a six-month battle with cancer. His work and passion for the land will not be forgotten as the Friends of Hilltop Hanover Farm honor him by establishing the Brett Alcaro Scholarship Fund. The fund—suggested by his wife—will support young and emerging farmers trained at Hilltop Hanover Farm. In addition, 25 percent of the proceeds from this dinner and future ones will be secured in a college fund for Alcaro’s two children.

The “Farm to Table” dinner will feature an array of small plates prepared by local chefs and restaurants. Included will be craft beer and wine. A cocktail hour—under the tent—will precede the dinner. The cost per ticket is $75.

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In addition, the Friends of Hilltop Hanover Farm is soliciting gifts to be part of the events’ silent auction. Local businesses are being asked to donate an item. Each participating business will be noted in the evening’s program, highlighted within any advertising and listed next to the product during the silent auction. The goal of the silent auction is to raise $10,000.

Anyone interested in purchasing tickets and/or sponsoring an item for the silent auction should contact Lucille Munz, the executive director of Hilltop Hanover Farm. She may be reached at 914-962-2368. Additional details about the dinner and silent auction are provided on the farm’s website: hilltophanoverfarm.org.

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