Great Success!

What a wonderful evening we had on Sunday! The turnout was huge. Tom Boswell & Brent Ault were the perfect couple with the perfect home for a garden party. I was amazed at the setup in the courtyard, as well as all the prep and hosting they did all night. The $100 Visa Gift Card they donated for the raffle made a huge difference. This was their awesome idea and it helped to reboot Savor Eldorado beautifully. Thanks, guys!! I’m so glad the weather gods shined on us. It couldn’t have been better.

I appreciate very much Maggie Mae Beyeler who brought her porcelain earrings, and Jennifer Moore with her weavings. Both of them donated some of their work for the raffle. Please visit their websites. It was good to play flute with Joseph Salack, who loved the baby grand. Thanks to all the people who helped last night, including Marilyn & Lane Shaw, and Nelson Bonner who manned the reception desk and did the raffle. It was sweet to see the smile on Savor Eldorado founder Gila Joy Pascale‘s face as she enjoyed the success of “her baby.” A SPECIAL THANKS GOES TO DESTINY ALLISON FOR DONATING THE $25 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO UTOPIA.

We took in $335 dollars in donations!! Divvied up: $100 will pay for the next raffle’s gift Visa card, $100 goes to Joseph and me for last night’s music (It’s our goal to earn enough at each event to pay $100 for music), and I am gratefully reimbursing myself for this year’s website hosting (I donated the site design), and other incidentals. We are left with $44 for upcoming expenses. Wow. I didn’t expect to be in the black so quickly. Thanks so much to all of you who contributed.

It looks like we may have a host for September, so stay tuned! This means we’re looking for Eldorado musicians and artists, who are welcome to apply using the forms on the site.

PS: Our awesome pianist Joseph Salack will be accompanying singer/songwriter Nodiah Brent this Thursday 8/30/2016 at Starlight Lounge, 500 Rodeo Road (Montecito) from 6-9pm.


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