Rocco’s hosting special Food Bank fundraising dinner Monday with Clint McElroy

September 22, 2018

CEREDO — At 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, Rocco’s Ristorante, 252 Main St., Ceredo, The Facing Hunger Food Bank will hold a special Hunger Action Month Awareness Dinner to benefit the Food Bank. The event will kick off at 6 p.m. with a special VIP Meet and Greet with New York Times Best-Selling author Clint McElroy, whose graphic novel, “The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins” became the first graphic novel in history to hit the No. 1 spot on the NYT Best-Sellers list. The VIP tickets includes an autographed copy of the book as well as appetizer, dinner, dessert wine and beer. The VIP tickets are $250 for a couple and $125 for singles. Dinner will start at 7 p.m. Dinner only tickets are $160 per couple and $80 per single and includes appetizer, dinner, dessert, wine and beer. The McElroys are being honored since they donated the proceeds of their fan art book to the Facing Hunger Food Bank. That book called “The Adventure Zine” was put together in 2017 by Carey Pietsch, who also did “Here There Be Gerblins” art) and fellow artist Megan Raley. The 56-page book has raised $191,000 and counting for the Facing Hunger Food Bank. “We felt like this was a good opportunity for us to honor them,” said Facing Hunger Food Bank executive director Cyndi Kirkhart. “They have raised $191,00 and climbing. We felt like with it being Hunger Action Month that this was a good time to honor them and to send them off on their west coast tour with full bellies and smiles on their faces.”

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