Penta plans scholarship dinner

The Culinary Arts program at Penta Career Center is hosting its an annual scholarship dinner and silent auction on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 5:30 p.m. in the Commons area on the Penta campus, 9301 Buck Road in Perrysburg Township.

The theme for the event is Bring on the Southern Charm. Proceeds from the dinner and silent auction benefit a general scholarship fund and the Hirzel Scholarship fund at Penta. The scholarships assist students with either post-secondary tuition or tools.

The silent auction begins at 5:30 p.m. Cost of the dinner is $75 per person or $500 for a table of eight. Special guest musician, Dave Carpenter, will provide live entertainment. The emcee is Fred LeFebvre from News Radio 1370 WSPD.

Bring on the Southern Charm features an extensive menu including gourmet appetizers and multiple gourmet food stations featuring every Southern recipe you can imagine. The Culinary Arts students are working together with instructors Chef Janea Makowski, Chef Jim Rhegness and Chef Sarah Sadlier to prepare the dishes. The Silent Auction will feature items created by Penta students and staff along with donations from area businesses.

Reservations are required. For more information or to make a reservation, please contact Elizabeth Wray, supervisor of Human Services at Penta, at 419-661-6486 or