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Ellsworth benefit dinners set

By Staff | Oct 9, 2009

Mason Ellsworth

Ellsworth Caterers have organized a series of sit-down dinners at the Shepherdstown Train Station to raise needed funds to help with medical equipment costs for Mason Ellsworth. Mason was injured in a car accident 15 months ago and is now at home continuing his recovery after a year of hospitalization and inpatient rehabilitation.

Upcoming dinners are “Chef’s Choice” on Oct. 17 and “Cauldrons and Stews” on Oct. 31. All dinners, at the Train Station with tables adorned with Sylvia’s trademark napkin rings, begin at 7 p.m. The cost is $27. Cork screws and wine glasses are supplied but not the wine. Reservations can be made at (304) 876-1497. Good food for a good cause.

This last weekend at the Train Station, in addition to a Friday night dinner, the Ellsworths hosted a chamber music concert on Sunday by Shepherd’s faculty wind ensemble, The Shepherd Three (plus 1). These events are Shepherdstown at its best. After the Sunday concert, which proceeded without the intrusion of even a single train, all guests and musicians were invited to the Ellsworth’s home for wine and cupcakes (courtesy of Ellsworth Caterers) and to visit with Mason. A real treat.

It is fitting that both music and food are the focus of these events. Mason, who studied the bassoon, is the 4th generation of Ellsworth musicians; Ellsworth Music Supply and Repair has served Shepherdstown and Charles Town for decades; and Ellsworth Caterers has been feeding Shepherdstown for 20 years. All proceeds from the afternoon recital and the dinners go to the Ellsworth Family Fund.

Donations can be made to The Ellsworth Family Fund, c/o Kim Ellsworth, 3201 Ramsland Way, Frederick, Md. 21704.