What an event it was last Friday night!! All the work, all the effort and all the worry was well worth it. We are recuperating some now as we wrap up the event and look towards the 3rd Annual Wine Tasting.
For everyone who made the event, "thank you" for being there and thanks to those of you who were unable to attend yet supported us through pre-event sales. It would not have been nearly as successful without Casey and Alyssa Lucas making Cool Bean Cafe available to us. Thanks guys!!! Support from our three winery partners; Idle Hour (http://www.idlehourwinery.com), Westbrook Wine Farm (http://www.westbrookwinefarm.com) and Fasi Estate (http://www.fasiestate.com) once again went way beyond the call of duty. Thanks to Deb and Anna from Idle Hour as well as Jane from Fasi Estate for being such gracious pourers. We all enjoyed the amazing appetizers from the YHS Culinary students (thanks Dena Bortz!!) and a taste of the Caribbean from "Taste of Soul" (thanks Shellie and Chantel !!). A big "well done" to students from Minarets High's advanced media program for cramming to get the first cut of our new video ready for sharing last night. It was a nice touch! Courntey Lynn's illustration was a classy touch that shined as a print and on our t-shirts. We blew it by not having more prints of the popular illustration. We'll get more printed.
And finally, thanks to our friend Noella for handling all the check-in and money duties. Her work freed a lot of brain space for us.
In every way the success of the 2nd Annual Wine Tasting Event exceeded our expectations and we have all of you to thank for that. The support and encouragement that Susan and I get from events like this truly touches our hearts. Be the Power of One will net somewhere in the neighborhood of $2800 from last Friday's event. We feel very blessed. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!