Letters to the Editor

A big heart

Each spring the Centre County Women’s Resource Center sponsors Twilight Dinners that support the CCWRC’s mission to provide free and confidential services to all who have experienced dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.

Though invitations are sent to previous attendees, these events are open to the public and reservations can always be made by visiting ccwrc.org. At these events, volunteer hosts provide food and beverage for guests who purchase tickets to attend and all proceeds go to the CCWRC.

On May 22 we hosted one such dinner. This dinner, prepared by local chef Anthony Sapia, was spectacular. The presentation was gorgeous, and the food was fabulous (delicious and beautiful). Clearly, Tony had worked long hours (days, in fact) to prepare food that was fresh, imaginative and fantastic.

But his culinary skills are not the point in my writing; rather, we want emphasize Tony’s generosity, for he provided this dinner at cost to the hosts so that all extra funds could go directly to CCWRC. Tony demonstrated what many of us have long known: he’s the star of any kitchen, that’s for sure, but he is also the chef with the biggest heart around. Thank you, Tony. We will long remember your remarkable menu and your amazing generosity.


The lucky hosts, hostesses, and guests attending “A Summer’s Meze Dream” of an evening.

Joan Richtsmeier, State College