Moving on to the Benefit
Thanks to everyone who participated in last night's meeting, and a special thanks to our guest stars and newest members, Ralph and Kathy DeFilippo. Webby Girl will be posting pix of the evening, plus a copy of my own notes and those of the DeFilippos here on the website for your reference. If you have any questions or comments, please let me know.
Verona’s beautiful Longue Vue Club will be the site of the BGC’s spring benefit on Saturday, March19, 2011, starting at 11:30 AM. Ourannual event, this year themed to celebrate the hosta, will feature a luncheon,bake sale, chance auction with unbeatable baskets, family fashion show byMacy’s of Monroeville, and our “big” raffle. Even if you don’t attend the luncheon, we hope that everyone inBlackridge will support the raffle. (But, ask anyone--the luncheon is more fun than a barrel of monkeys, sojoin us!) Your invitation and raffletickets will be mailed to you in February.
As I mentioned, I will be organizing the Macy's fashion show for our March 19 benefit at Longue Vue Club, and if you are interested in modeling, or have any suggestions, please give me a call or post them here.
I also want to thank all of the donors to our benefit, with a nod to good neighbor Tony Schryer, who has donated a custom car detailing to the auction. Tara Taylor and her pop, Sherwood, are planning another donation, as well, so if you enjoyed Sherwood's floral designs in the past and loved his presentation at the November meeting, you'll look forward to that prize. Another talented designer, Shelley Grotzinger, is working on the centerpieces for "Hosta La Vista," and I can tell you from seeing the samples, that the tables are going to look swell.
One hundred percent of the profits from Bloomin’Corners is returned to the community, and enables the BGC to maintainBlackridge’s signature corner plantings, and to support the BCA, the BSC, andlocal community service projects. Formore information or ifyou a Blackridge area businessperson, crafter, musician, writer, teacher,artist, or generous person, who would like to donate items or services (of anyvalue—large or small!) to be auctioned at the Bloomin’ Corners benefit, contact Nancy Del Presto at412-247-4129.