GETTING OUT OF THE BOOTH AND INTO THE COMMUNITY.
Hello bloggers! Hope you all had a great weekend around Marquette County. As I mentioned on Friday, it was shaping up to be quite a weekend with Rangers’ Hockey, live music and more!
For me, Saturday night was quite the night. I had the honor of emcee-ing the “Chefs Against Domestic Violence Evening of Elegance”. This special fund raising dinner, featuring several of the area’s Top Chefs, was held at the historic Landmark Inn and all proceeds raised went to benefit the Women’s Center and Harbor House Domestic Violence Shelter. It was a fun night with delicious food that was all created free of charge by the chefs with donated supplies and foodstuffs as well as an elegant donated venue at the Landmark, thanks to Christine Pesola. It was also a fun chance to dress up a bit and have a night out on the town. The event also featured a silent and live auction, with the latter proving to be very lucrative for the Women’s Center!!
OH, THE FOOD! WHAT A TIME TO BE ON A DIET!
The menu featured seven courses plus an amuse bouche that ran the gamut from a delicate soup to an intricate fish course to the main course featuring roast beef. All of the chefs were kind enough to introduce themselves to the crowd and explain their inspirations for their respective courses. All courses were inspired in some way by milestones in the history of the Women’s Center and the Harbor House. Delicious!
THE EVENING HAD A MESSAGE.
As I wrapped up the evening from the podium, I took a moment to remind everyone in attendance that they did a wonderful thing by attending the dinner, but the issue of domestic violence was not over when the last plate was gathered from the tables. I told them to take the time get involved with the women’s center, to help them out more than financially. And at the very least, when they heard something or suspected domestic violence, DON’T TURN THE OTHER CHEEK. Get involved…it may just save a life.
If you’d like to find out more about the Marquette Women’s Center and the Harbor House, click “HERE” to log on to their website.