Good Morning Sunshine,
I want to thank everyone for this great weekend of generosity.
Harvest, the event to benefit Second Helpings was a smashing success. I am continually amazed by the generosity of the community. Olinger Wine and Spirits donated ALL of the wines. And, there were 350 wines! I got to be pretty familiar with the wine--not by tasting, but helping carry all of those cases. I have developed an unnatural affection for two-wheelers.
Twelve amazing chefs donated not only their talent, but also enough food to feed five hundred people. All of the displays were amazing. They pulled out all of the stops. I think the chefs enjoyed trying to outdo each other.
The icing on the cake for me was that a QueenBeeMusic reader came to the event after reading about it here--and won the raffle prize of a trip to Sonoma Wine Country! Woo Hoo!
There was a great turnout at the Patio to see Susan Cowsill. And the money jugs had lots of twenties floating around. Otis Gibbs, Amy Lashley, Tad Armstrong and John Byrne donated their considerable talent. Susan and Russ were amazing as a duo, which they claimed they never do, but they pulled it off well.
I want to give special thanks to Marigold Clothing Store (across from the Patio, in Broad Ripple). Not only was Marigold a sponsor of Harvest, Linda generously gave Susan Cowsill a huge gift certificate. Susan said that being able to shop for herself was the first time she'd felt normal in two months. Ah, the power of 'retail therapy'.
Susan looked great on stage with her new garb.
Again, I'm blown away by the support of the community to people in need.