United Way joined again by local eateries for second Dine United

— Helping a good cause is again on the menu for the second year in a row.

The United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc., has teamed up with a host of local restaurants to again hold the second annual “Dine United” day set for Thursday, Jan. 26.

“We are very excited that we are having the second Dine United,” 2012 Campaign Co-Chairperson Gayle Alexander said. “The first one was a huge success, and we have most of the restaurants back from last year as well as some new ones.”

The event invites restaurants throughout Clinton, Essex, and Franklin counties to donate a percentage of one day and/or night’s gross sales to the United Way.

“This is a breakfast, lunch and dinner event,” Alexander said. “You can dine at three different locations and support the United Way each time.”

Also, all diners who say they are there for “Dine United” can fill out a raffle ticket for the chance to win one of several prizes, which include an Adirondack Gift Basket from Adirondack Specialty Foods, Gift certificate to Anthony’s Restaurant & Bistro for $75, Gift certificate to Irises Café & Wine Bar for $20; two wine baskets of assorted wines; a pair of one-day lift tickets to Whiteface Ski Resort; two Olympic Site Tour passports; and two bobsled rides at Mount Van Hoevenberg.

Along with local prizes, the raffle will also include the chance to win footballs signed by New York Giant linebacker Michael Boley, Buffalo Bills defensive back Aaron Williams, Green Bay Packers receiver Greg Jennings or the 2011 New York Jets team.

“Because of the great partnership between the United Way and the NFL, we were able to get these great gifts at no cost,” Alexander said. “We are also very appreciative of the great local gifts that have also been donated for the raffle.

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