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Food: La Luna Mezcal for La Luz ‘Noche’

Many of Sonoma’s multitudinous nonprofit organizations are trying to think of creative ways to replace their vital and usually lucrative fundraisers that they have had to cancel this year.

La Luz Center, whose annual “Noche” events have become legendary due to organizer Marcelo Defreitas’ artistic and flamboyant talents, has come up with a goodie, again thanks to Defreitas and La Luz board member Sal Chavez. The first 100 supporters to sign up will receive a La Luna Mezcal gift box delivered to your home.

Sign up right away for the Friday, June 26 Zoom Noche Olé Virtual Cocktail Reception at 5:15 p.m. You can mix your own margaritas or buy them by the pitcher at several restaurants. Dress in your most fun Sonoma Latino outfit (or not), and help celebrate La Luz’s 35 years of helping immigrant and migrant workers and their families, so important to Sonoma Valley..

The whole event only lasts a half hour, so you can have fun, sip Mezcal, and not have to go to a big event crowded with face coverings. No auction, just a fund-a-need. Defreitas will say a few words, show a video of all the fabulously creative costumes worn throughout the Noche years, and offer a chance to support La Luz.

The first 100 people to sign up for this year’s virtual Noche Olé will get a virtual tasting of Sal Chavez’s La Luna Mezcal, which he’s imported from his family’s native Michoacán since 2016, and now distributes in 14 states. His La Luna, which means the moon, honors the practice of “harvesting agaves under the night sky,” according to Chavez.

Sal Chavez has also served as president of Sonoma Valley Unified School District board of trustees and owns both Picazo Deli and Picazo Kitchen & Bar with wife Kina.

Book your spot by calling 938-5131.

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