More than 60 years ago it was a common practice for children with intellectual and other developmental disabilities to be placed in state institutions. In 1952, 10 brave families wanted a better life for their children.

They joined with another group of parents in New York State to establish what we now know as ACHIEVE. Here's your chance to enjoy some fine food and drink while helping out this great organization.

This is one of the events that I look forward to attending every summer. It's a chance to get together with friends while enjoying some fantastic-tasting wine and food.

This Thursday, August 22, it's a night of local wine, craft beer and gourmet fare. It's ACHIEVE's largest fundraiser of the year and you won't wait to miss it. Get your tickets for the 10th Annual Savor the Summer 125 Cutler Pond Road in Binghamton.

While you're enjoying your food and drink, you can admire the beautiful view overlooking Cutler Pond. There will be live entertainment by Friday at Freddy's, a silent auction with a fireworks show ending the night.

Before you know it, the leaves will be falling and the snow will be flying, so why not "Savor the Summer" now with ACHIEVE?

The event runs from 6-9 p.m. Go here to get your tickets and see the vendors that are participating and hope to see you there. Rain or Shine!


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