Once again, thank you to all who contributed to the success of our Soup, Salad, and Style Luncheon!
Thank you to the attendees who came hungry for lunch and fashion in support of Patchwork. Thank you to all the volunteers: the models, the servers, the clean up crew. Thank you to our staff for all their work.
Thank you to Peggy Chastain and Wildflower Boutique for providing the fashions and for helping everyone think of spring.
Additional thanks for contributions to the event and its planning go to:
- Cookie Smith
- Phyllis Donahue
- the Evansville Museum
- the March of Dimes
And special thanks go to Ashley Murray for coordinating the event!
Proceeds from the Luncheon will benefit all of Patchwork’s programming, making possible moments like:
- The Arts & Smarts Junior Leaders and Teen Volunteers who went on a campus visit at the University of Evansville a couple weeks ago. “Wow! I’m standing in a real college student’s dorm room!” exclaimed one of the youth at one point in the tour. She may have been a little overly dramatic, but hopefully the visit has her thinking.
- Hospitality, including our coffee pot which seems to be working nonstop these days with everyone happy to come in from the cold and chat over a mug of coffee in the kitchen.
- The garden, which is starting to stir from its winter respite. Soon we’ll be tilling and starting to plant food that will teach the children and feed our neighborhood.
- An atmosphere that is inviting and welcoming to all. After the last Blackford’s Grove Neighborhood Association meeting at Patchwork, Tom Loesch, the group’s president, remarked to me about the wide variety of people who were in attendance and who all felt welcome. I suggested it was a testament to the group’s leadership, but he suggested it is more than that–it’s partly the spirit of this place.