ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Dining Out for Life, the Western North Carolina AIDS Project’s 12th annual benefit, will be held on April 24. The initiative is seeking ambassadors who are willing to serve as meet and greet hosts at participating restaurants for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

At press time, over 110 food establishments have said they would participate by contributing 20 percent of their gross sales.

Ambassadors are asked to provide their first, second and third choices for assignment. Required training party sessions will be held on March 26-27 at 6 p.m. and March 29 at 2 p.m. at The Grove House, 11 Grove St. There volunteers will be able to pick up supplies, watch a video and receive important updates.

info/registration: diningoutforlife.com/asheville.

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