DERRY — The Upper Room, a Family Resource Center, hosts its 14th annual Family Matters auction and benefit.

This year's theme is "Fiesta! Fiesta! and the event will be held Friday, Nov. 6, at Promises to Keep on Rockingham Road. Starting time is 5:30 p.m.

La Carreta of Derry is the benefit's presenting sponsor and will serve as the official food vendor for the night.

The restaurant business will also provide two live auction items.

Having La Carreta as a main sponsor this year seemed like a perfect fit due to its festive theme.

"It just didn't seem possible to host a fiesta and not have La Carreta be part of the festivities," said Upper Room Executive Director Kimberly Bavaro. "We are so grateful for their support of this year's Family Matters Auction and for their continuing support of the Upper Room."

Eddie Leon, La Carreta owner, said the Upper Room is a great organization and important resource for the community.

"We are proud to support them," Leon said.

"Fiesta! Fiesta" features not only a live auction, but also silent auction featuring many items donated by local businesses. There will be games, raffles and the night's auctioneer is returning favorite "Dollar Bill" Burke, a longtime Upper Room supporter.

Tickets are $35 per person, or $350 for a table of 10. Tickets are on sale by calling 437-8477 or visit the Upper Room at urteachers.org. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. All proceeds go to support families in Greater Derry and surrounding towns through the Upper Room's programs and services.

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