Team Chumash hosted the Solvang Senior Center's monthly dinner Nov. 16. Seventy-six center members enjoyed a meal of mixed beet salad, short ribs, roasted root vegetables and mashed potatoes, accompanied by a glass of the Chumash's own Kita wine, and followed by s'mores mousse.
Team Chumash, the tribe's volunteer program, donated three prizes to the evening's raffle: two bottles of Kita wine paired with Thanksgiving turkeys, and a gift certificate to The Willows restaurant. A gift basket donated by Sherry Musgrove was also part of the raffle.
Team Chumash spokeswoman Teresa Sat introduced her large group of servers. It included Chumash Foundation members, IT technicians, casino engineers and even a mother/son duo.
"Team Chumash brightened up a dark fall night with a first class dinner that many members would not have had the opportunity to enjoy otherwise," said Ellen Albertoni, the center's executive order.
Every month a different nonprofit organization or business hosts dinner at the Solvang Senior Center. For more information, contact Albertoni at 805-688-3793 or firstname.lastname@example.org.