WHITTIER – The Río Hondo Foundation is postponing its eighth annual “A Taste of Rio” fundraiser as part of communitywide efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus.
The event is the centerpiece of the Foundation’s fundraising efforts, selling out in each of the last three years with more than 700 guests.
“Postponing the highly popular ‘A Taste of Río’ is a service to our community, helping to reinforce our focus on slowing the spread of this new illness,” Foundation President Dr. Carmella Franco said. “Once it is safe to do so, we will reschedule this event that has become a community tradition and which provides deep benefits to our students.”
“A Taste of Rio” started in 2012 and became a community staple for its lively offerings, including artisan cuisine, fine wines, craft beers, drawings and music. The evening raises funds to support scholarships, programs and equipment that promote student success at Río Hondo College.
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RELEASE DATE: March 16, 2020
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