WIN Summer Frolic Such Fun!
Picture this ~ a gorgeous warm summer evening, a view of Holmes Harbor, music floating through the air by Trio Nouveau, a delightful glass of wine in your hand, a charming 15' pie fairy welcoming you in with her cross dressing side kick named Matilda, all wrapped in a summer breeze and you have the setting for WIN's Summer Frolic fundraiser.
Holmes Harbor Cellars was the gracious host of our summer fundraiser and we all enjoyed the fabulous wine as well as the stunningly terrific food created by Useless Bay Cafe's Dan Fulton and Des Rock.
Our evening included guests important to the direction WIN is focusing on. Cary Peterson and the four apprentices at the various gardens that grow food for the community's most needy families, as well as Gail LaVasser from the South Whidbey School District's Readiness to Learn / Family Resource Center.
WIN has been working closely with the Family Resource Center to better reach the 81 known homeless families that are registered in the SW school district. Summer is a time of added stress for these children since they cannot count on school meals.
We wanted to let our donors know just how WIN works with other groups to be more effective in getting nutritious food to those most in need.
In keeping with our focus on nutrition and the excitement we are feeling about the new garden behind the old primary school all our decorations at the Frolic were made from herbs, vegetables and edible flowers.
A focus on vegetables was especially fitting since we have been buying many of our veggies from the local farmers at the Bayview Saturday Market.
Many thanks to Greg and Teresa Martinez who were the hosts at Holmes Harbor Cellars.
Thank you to all that came to the Frolic. Thanks also to those who donate and support our ongoing mission to be sure our local kids get what they need in order to grow healthy bodies and develop fully functioning minds who can perform better in school.
Mary Fisher ~ founder / president