~ Volunteer Service Since 1980 ~
Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County
14 McKenzie Avenue Ellsworth, ME 04605
207-667-2531 · 1-888-266-8035 · fax 667-9406

Our Fundraising Events

Dinner Parties for a Cause

You are cordially invited to 
Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County 2017 Gourmet Dinner

9 Great Offerings all around Hancock County.

Call 207-667-2531 to Reserve Your Seat Now!

A special thank you to our generous and gracious hosts and hostesses who open their hearts and homes to benefit Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County!

  1. Modern American Classics - SOLD OUT
    Raise the flag and your spirits with American Flyer cocktails & hors d’oeuvres by the scenic Salt Pond. Enjoy a salute-worthy green salad, perfectly grilled steak & smashed potatoes, and the grand finale of cheesecake with fresh strawberries.
    $75 per person
    Saturday, June 17, 6:00 p.m.
    Hosted by co-chefs, Wendy & Ken Schweikert at their Blue Hill home.

  2. Regional Italian on the Reach - SOLD OUT
    Transport yourself to Italy while relaxing on the oceanfront veranda. Savor Italian wines and beer, figs wrapped in prosciutto and bruschetta. Proceed to a lovely dining room to feast on a multi-course meal featuring Ciopinno with Maine lobster. Buon Appetito!
    $85 per person
    Thursday, June 22, 6:00 p.m.
    Hosted at the home of Julie & Tom Boardman with Bill & Margarita Comiskey in Sargentville.

  3. Authentic Oaxaca
    Imagine yourself in the Pacific region of Mexico, often referred to as the land of seven mole sauces. This region is famous for its rich and diverse cuisine. Enjoy margaritas poolside, followed by a tamale induced bliss.
    $85 per person
    Friday, August 18, 5:00 p.m.
    Hosted by Joel Frantzman & Monica Quill and HVHC friends in Hancock.

  4. Brunch in Bucksport - SOLD OUT
    Light appetizers, a variety of quiches, breakfast casserole, fruit salad and more savory bites. Sip on mimosas, coffee or tea.  Celebrate Bucksport and Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County.
    $50 per person
    Sunday, Sept 10, 11:30-2:00 p.m.
    Hosted by David & Paula Kee in Bucksport

  5. Celebrating the Harvest
    Travel to the Blue Hill Peninsula for a tasting of autumn’s fresh and local bounty. Begin the evening with a signature cocktail while sampling an array of heavy appetizers, showcasing ingredients sourced from area farms. You will go away refreshed and thankful for the hardworking and innovative people of the community in which we live.
    $50 per person
    Saturday, September 23, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
    Hosted by Michael Rossney & Michele Levesque (El El Frijoles) and Sean Dooley & Rebecca Conable (Misty Morning Farm). Penobscot. 

  6. Savoring Spain and Portugal - SOLD OUT
    Begin your evening by tantalizing your taste buds with tapas, sipping sangria or mixed cocktails and mingling on the deck while overlooking lovely Buck’s Harbor. Head indoors for soup, salad and a main course of Seafood Paella topping the evening off with a delicious flan.
    $85 per person
    Saturday, September 30, 6:00 p.m
    Hosted by Catherine Eaton & Bill Lissenden in Brooksville.

  7. Fresh From the Sea - SOLD OUT
    Dine on delicacies of the Maine coast while you sip on select wine, beer and sparkling waters. Come to the cove for a fresh Maine seafood dinner. This fivecourse meal will surprise and delight you with the best of the season.
    $75 per person

    Saturday, September 30, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
    Hosted by Jim Mroch and Mary Ratner. Salisbury Cove on MDI.

  8. Coming Home to Sicily
    Take a virtual journey to Case Vecchie (Fabrizia Lanza’s Cooking School) where cookbook author and local caterer Diane Bianco will treat you to a five-course meal including appetizers featuring chickpea-floured fritters with olive tapenade and arancine (a Sicilian croquette). The main course of Sicilian beef tenderloin surrounded by pan-roasted potatoes and vegetables accompanied by wines from Tasca d’Almerita Winery. Cap your evening with homemade cannoli. Buon Appetito!
    $100 per person
    Friday, October 6, 6 - 9 p.m.
    Co-hosted by Diane & Frank Bianco at the home of Joe & Toni Smith in Brooklin.

  9. Italian Eleganti 
    Enjoy a five-course Italian dinner in Lamoine with locally-sourced ingredients from Maine specialty markets. Appetizers followed by pear gorgonzola salad, chilled white gazpacho soup and grilled shrimp. Save room for the main course and a decadent dessert. All paired with Italian wines.
    $85 per person
    Saturday, October 14, 5:30 p.m.
    Hosted at the home of Helen Meyer with Donald & Debbie Ahern in Lamoine.

Let us know if you'd like to be on our dinner party mailing list.

Reservations only accepted by phone with full payment. Phone lines will open Wednesday, May 31 at 10:00 a.m. Call 207-667-2531 to Reserve Your Seat !!

When calling to register, please be prepared with the following information: the following information:

• Names of Guests
• # of Guests
• Address & Phone #
• Email
• Dinner # & Title
• Second Choice for dinner
• Credit Card information: including expiration date and three-digit code on back

We accept Mastercard and Visa only.


​"I love bringing together a group of people and serving them delicious food to benefit Hospice. Every group has been great and they all seem to have a wonderful time. We've been doing this since the beginning of the dinner parties and I think we are on our 6th or 7th year. Amazing!"

~ Lydia Cassatt
& Philip Osgood


"What I like about giving a hospice dinner is cooking for an appreciative group who are having a good time and are also open to the hospice mission."

~ Brooke Dojny

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