PLYMOUTH - The Animal Rescue Foundation of Terryville will hold its 16th annual pasta dinner fundraiser Thursday, May 4, from 4:30 to 8 p.m., at Nuchie’s Restaurant in Forestville.
The special guest will be Tebucky Jones, former player for the New England Patriots. Jones, 42, is a graduate of New Britain High School and now coaches the Golden Hurricanes football team at his alma mater. He now lives in Farmington.
He is a former safety in the National Football League. His professional career began when he was drafted out of Syracuse University in the first round of the 1998 NFL Draft by the Patriots. He is best known for his role on the 2001 Patriots team that won Super Bowl XXXVI. He also played for the Miami Dolphins and the New Orleans Saints.
The dinner will also feature WFSB Channel 3 meteorologists Scot Haney and Mark Dixon.
General admission is $30, reserved seats are $40. To purchase tickets, or for more information, call 860-583-3089 or email .
ARF was founded in 1971 as a non-profit, non-destroy shelter for abandoned, abused, and neglected dogs and cats. It is 100 percent volunteer staffed.
For many years ARF was housed in a tiny building at 366 Main St., Terryville, until an electrical fire destroyed it in 2008. After years of intensive fundraising, ARF built a new 5,000-square-foot facility on the same spot and re-opened in 2012.
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Susan Corica can be reached at 860-973-1802 or firstname.lastname@example.org.