On Thursday, June 2 over 150 individuals and staff members enjoyed an outdoor gourmet pizza dinner prepared by Chef Felix Proto and the “Red Wagon Pizza” team, complete with salad and Italian ice. This event has become an annual tradition thanks to a generous donation by longtime Marrakech supporters Louise & Irwin Epstein and Felix Proto of Nini’s in New Haven, CT. For the last seven consecutive years, Nini’s has donated the pizza truck party to Marrakech’s Annual Gala and Auction in November, which is then purchased by Louise and Irwin Epstein, who donate it back to Marrakech for the very well-attended gathering in June.
The weather was perfect, the music was festive and the pizza was delicious, which made for many smiling faces and a wonderful evening. The event was made even better this year by the volunteer support of employees from Medtronic in New Haven, who worked hard to serve pizza and Italian ice to the attendees.
Marrakech just entered its 45th year of service in Connecticut and provides person-centered, unique and cost effective supports to children and adults with and without disabilities across the state. Marrakech assists individuals who face barriers to securing employment, connecting to necessary supportive services, accessing safe and affordable housing, and participating fully as contributing members of their communities.
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Photo 1: Marrakech President & CEO, Heather LaTorra, poses with Louise and Irwin Epstein, who have donated the pizza party for the last 7 years. Photo 2: Employees from Medtronic in New Haven volunteered at the event, serving pizza and Italian ice to the attendees.