On Friday, March 4, diners at Zesta Cucina will be served by Eisenhower High School students vying to be named “Mr. Eisenhower.” The candidates will be waiting tables to raise money for the Children’s Health Care Fund, which benefits child health care at Memorial Family of Services. Zesta Cucina will donate a portion of the restaurant’s proceeds that evening to help the students raise funds.
Eisenhower is one of five area schools participating in this year’s Children’s Miracle Network/YouthWorks pageants. Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital is the Children’s Miracle Hospital for this area. Child health care at Memorial Family of Services includes Children’s Village, Memorial’s Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit and Memorial’s Pediatric Unit.
In the months before their school’s pageant, contestants hold a variety of fundraising events to raise money for the local Children’s Miracle Network hospital. Efforts culminate on pageant night, when a winner will be named based on money raised, talent and other events that evening, which for Eisenhower will be 7 p.m., March 11, in the school’s auditorium.
Since the event was established in 2001, more than $800,000 has been raised for the Children’s Health Care Fund at Memorial.
Zesta Cucina is located in Glenwood Square at 5110 W. Tieton Drive.