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'Hunger Bites' details

"It's an honor to be invited, and I'm looking forward to the Hunger Bites gala," said Tom Tasselmyer, WBAL's r

Paintings by Jim Medvitz will be part of a silent auction at an Oct. 10 gala fundraising event, "Hunger Bites," marking the 30th anniversary of the Assistance Center of Towson Churches, detailed below.

Who: Master of Ceremonies Tom Tasselmyer, WBAL's radio and TV meteorologist, and Assistance Center of Towson Churches' volunteers help to support ACTC's mission of providing emergency supplies of food for hungry people.

"When my friend Pat Phelps asked me to help ACTC celebrate 30 years of supplying emergency needs for people in the Towson area, it was easy to say 'I'll be there,' " said Tasselmyer, a Cockeysville resident and Hunt Valley Presbyterian Church member. "You can't help but think of Jesus reminding us that when we help those who most need it, we're helping him. It's an honor to be invited, and I'm looking forward to the Hunger Bites gala."

When: Saturday, Oct. 10, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Central Presbyterian Church, 7308 York Road, Towson.

What's there: Listen to the music of Frank & Friends while sampling fare from local eateries, such as Bertucci's, Charles Village Pub, Fazzini's Taverna, La Cakerie, Cafe Troia, Jake's NY Deli, Liberatore's Timonium, Smoothie King, Cheesecake Factory and the Towson Hot Bagel Shop.

What else is there: Silent auction bidding for four Jim Medvitz paintings, a private wine tasting for 20 by Total Wine & More, four one-day passes to Disney World, a basket of butterflies and a night out for two that includes BSO tickets and dinner at Ruth's Chris Steak House.

Sponsors: Katzen Eye Group; John Holman, State Farm Insurance Agent; Teresa and Frank Savarese; Federal Hill Eye Care; Laurie Taylor-Mitchell & Food for Thought; Leslie Erickson and J. Wright Witcher; PNC Bank, Towson; and Charles Schwab, Towson.

How much: Make $30 check payable to Assistance Center of Towson Churches (designate Hunger Bites) and mail to Cathy Burgess, ACTC, 120 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Towson, 21204. Or use PayPal, major credit cards at

Nelson Coffin

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