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It’s time to get your mingle on: Mingle Bells fundraiser is Dec. 2

By ThisIsReno

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Mixing and mingling for a good cause: that’s the annual Mingle Bells event, an industry mixer for northern Nevada’s marketing and communications professional associations. Each year, these groups come together for an evening of networking to benefit a local nonprofit organization during the holiday season. This year’s event will be held on Thursday, Dec. 2, 5:30-7:30 pm at Edge Nightclub, Peppermill Hotel Casino. All proceeds from Mingle Bells 2010 will benefit the Food Bank of Northern Nevada.

Cocktails and heavy appetizers will be served during the Thursday evening event, which will also feature raffle prizes and photos with Santa.

Two VIP packages are available for $1,000. These exclusive packages include admission for ten; 40 raffle tickets; a private room off the main floor that seats 20; bottle service with two bottles; and a group photo with Santa.

Mingle Bells tickets are priced at $35 for prepaid members; $40 for prepaid non-members; and $45 for all others at the door. Tickets for raffle prizes are $1 each. For more information on Mingle Bells or to RSVP online, visit http://a2n2.com/a2n2-events/mingle-bells.

This event is sponsored by: Ad2Reno, the Advertising Association of Northern Nevada, American Institute of Graphic Arts, Reno-Tahoe American Marketing Association, Sierra Graphics Network and the Sierra Nevada Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.

The Food Bank of Northern Nevada is a regional food distribution and support system serving over 120 partner agencies in Northern Nevada and the Eastern Sierra.  The Food Bank of Northern Nevada provides and supports programs including food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, after-school programs and Kids Cafe (dinner program), Kids Cafe Summer Meals program, Food Stamp Outreach and much more.  Among clients who visit emergency food program sites, 58% are over age 50 and 35% are over age 65.  Children are the most vulnerable to hunger; 37% of emergency food recipients are children under the age of 18.  Last year the Food Bank of Northern Nevada provided over 4 million meals to low income seniors, children and families.   The Food Bank of Northern Nevada is a member of Feeding America ~ The Nation’s Food Bank Network (formerly America’s Second Harvest).