|Me, all gussied up for Savour Our Neighbourhood|
I, along with more than a dozen other board members & staff of the Mount Pleasant Family Centre just hosted our very first proper big adult fundraiser: Savour Our Neighbourhood, at Heritage Hall. We involved more than a dozen eateries, bakeries & even an artisanal ice cream shop, four breweries, plus literally dozens of local businesses who donated prizes. We coordinated raffles, basket draws & a silent auction, debuted a video all about the Mount Pleasant Family Centre (SEE BELOW), & held a Twitter contest. It was a crazy learning curve for many of us with BC's byzantine liquor laws, not to mention all of the complications of getting food from that many providers.
I can't even talk any more about the insane amount of work & stress that went into this, or I'll trigger some sort of post-traumatic stress disorder. (Okay, I jest. But only a little) What I will say is that the event went off without any major hitches. The sold-out crowd thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful beers, wine, food & fabulous band (Some of the members of SoulStream & some from Smokin' Section). Once I'd finished my duties at check-in/greeting, then raffle ticket sales, then Twitter contest management, I got to relax for a few minutes.
I'm so glad we did it &, at the same time, I'm also so glad it's over. On to the thank you notes, 'post mortem' debriefing, & patting ourselves on the back. See you in this space a little bit more often, too!
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