out with a bang

Saturday night we went out with a bang. With over one-hundred guests plus some wonderful folks from all over the country joining us in spirit, we managed to raise nearly $25K to find a cure for epilepsy.

The food was from the gods: melt-in-your-mouth cakes, hand-crafted chocolates, sushi, dim sum, pizza, wraps, sticky rice with kimchi, fried rice with bacon, crostini with goat cheese, antipasta, chicken salad, Greek spreads with pita, donut holes, pastries, artisinal breads and a craggy mountain range of cheese. We imbibed wine and beer while devouring some live bluegrassy music from a band of wholesome blokes.

And then we had us some FUNK.

We shared love and tears and laughter and raffled off some gift cards. Elbow to elbow we sported stinky armpits (at least I did) and sweaty foreheads and by the end of the night my dogs were barkin' even in flat boots.

My deepest gratitude goes out to everyone who has given their time, energy, money and love. If you haven't yet had the chance to donate, please give what you can to Calvin's Cure.

I did my best to capture everyone on film. Alas, I missed some of you. My apologies for not getting you in. And many are blurry and grainy because I don't like using a flash, even in low light.

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  1. This last photo of Christy and Michael is beautiful; lovely and loving expressions!

  2. Congrats on the BANG! You've done good, kiddo. What's with the cockeyed necktie, Michael? And the polar bear?? Wish we could have been there! Here's to the lovely host and hostess!