Port City Brewing Company bartenders Chad Droz, Emma Quinn, Tim Quintun and Justin Fox are ready to serve varieties of beer at the Sept. 26 Oktoberfest benefitting the Campagna Center.
Photo by Janet Barnett/Gazette Packet
Revelers raised a glass or two at Port City Brewing Company Sept. 26, all in support of the Campagna Center’s Oktoberfest fundraiser for the organization’s New Neighbors program.
“Tonight is a benefit for our New Neighbors program,” said Campagna Center president and CEO Tammy Mann. “The program essentially provides 10 levels of English language instruction to immigrants and refugees who are new in our community and who really want to access education to be able to support themselves and their families. It’s all about self-sufficiency and contributing to the community.”
Founded in 1945, the Campagna Center is a nonprofit human services organization that provides educational and social development programs for children, teens and adults. The New Neighbors program is an English Language Learner program that offers English classes and services to help immigrants become self-sufficient.
“The New Neighbors program is really, really important,” said board member Deborah Warren. “It provides incredible support and useful information for our new neighbors – the immigrants and refugees in our community, and there are a lot of them. The program helps them integrate into society and relies on a lot of volunteer support.”
Presenting sponsor was Passport Auto Group, also the Campagna Center’s 2019 Business Partner of the Year, with catering provided by A Thyme and Place.