PLYMOUTH — Every year, the committee for the annual Keep the Heat On (KTHO) fundraiser is overwhelmed by the generosity of local restaurants' menu contributions, and this year is no different.
As preparations move forward for the 9th annual KTHO dinner on Wednesday, January 15, owners and chefs are again stepping up to offer their delicious creations to make this event special, and to help their local community. Over the past 8 years, the annual KTHO event has raised $200,000 for fuel assistance to 15 local communities and hopes to go over the $240,000 mark this year.
Plymouth's Main Street will again be represented by an all-star lineup that includes Biederman's Deli, Burrito Me, Café Monte Alto, Chase Street Market, the Lucky Dog, Main Street Station, Mandarin Taste, Manny's Downtown Pizza, Six Burner Bistro, and Thai Smile.
Other area restaurants joining the effort again include the Country Cow, Fugaki, Mad River Tavern, Tony's Italian Grill, the Sunset Grill, and Walter's Basin. Joining KTHO for the first time are the well-known Coyote Grill in Waterville Valley and Remington's, open since last summer and already a landmark on the Plymouth - Rumney line on Route 25.
This memorable evening will take place at Plymouth State University's Prospect Hall for the first time this year, and the KTHO Decorating Committee is already hard at work planning the décor to set the mood.
The January 15 event opens with for tasty appetizers at the 5 p.m. "Social Hour," followed by a Silent Auction with many high-quality contributed items and services, as well as the popular "Energy Room" featuring displays, discussions, and information about alternative energy. This will be followed by the bountiful dinner buffet and a spirited Live Auction with auctioneer Lisa Lovett.
Tickets for the 9th annual KTHO Dinner Auction are $35 each, and are on sale only at Chase Street Market, in limited numbers again this year. Keep the Heat On is organized and sponsored by the Plymouth Area Democrats (PAD) partnered with PACC in their continued mission to provide assistance to our neighbors.