Meszaros Family Charitable Foundation Inaugural Meszaros FUNd FEAST

Big Top Tent at Quaker Steak & Lube® In Sharon, PA

SHARON, PA 8/4/2016 - The Meszaros Family Charitable Foundation's Inaugural FUNd FEAST has been announced for Thursday, August 4th to honor the legacy of the late Gary J. "Moe" Meszaros. The FUNd FEAST will be held at the original Quaker Steak & Lube® in downtown Sharon, PA.

The FUNd FEAST will begin at 5pm under The Lube’s® Big Top Tent. This fundraising event will showcase a Bavarian Fun Fest® theme complete with delicious ethnic foods and lively entertainment. The Del Sinchak Polka Band will start off the event followed by local favorites Pipe Dreams and the amazing sounds of 80’s rock band Velveeta.

The Meszaros Family Charitable Foundation’s Mission is to honor Gary by creating lasting influences in our region through grants and awards to well-deserving individuals and causes.

The Foundation was established in August of 2015 to carry on the legacy of Gary J. "Moe" Meszaros after his untimely passing. The goal is to honor Gary’s vision by implementing lifestyle improvements in our region, strengthening individuals and families, conducting community projects, and empowering our citizens to be successful. Gary always brightened the community through employment, business development, and by making a difference in people’s lives.

A Board of Directors has been set up to oversee the fundraising efforts as part of the Community Foundation of Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio. Bob Mentrek, the Board President, said that "Gary was influential and inspirational to our community in helping so many people throughout his life time. It is a fitting tribute to him that his tenacious guidance in serving the public be carried on in his memory".

The event will feature an appetizer bar complete with The Lube’s® almost-famous 6-foot Paella skillet and the main buffet featuring Steamship rounds of beef, whole grass-fed lambs and hogs raised by Walnut Hill Farms and pulled pork from the open spit. The Quaker Steak & Lube® and Smokey Dayz BBQ will be catering the event. Travel Centers of America will be the major sponsor of the event.

"We are thrilled to have Quaker Steak & Lube and TravelCenters of America play such a vital role in FUNd Feast." said John Ponczoch, Senior Vice President of Operations. "The Meszaros Family Charitable Foundation’s mission is vital for the region and we look forward to an evening of fun, food and entertainment, all for a great cause."

Fundraising will include an oral and silent auction. Tickets for the event will also include a complimentary admission to the Bavarian Fun Fest® that weekend. Donations can be made to: The Meszaros Family Charitable Foundation, PO Box 1135, Hermitage, PA 16148. Tickets can also be purchased at or from any member of the Board of Directors.

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