The event was truly extravagant. Despite the fact that it took place during the 2012 RetroFest and parking downtown was difficult to say the least, the turnout was amazing. Over a hundred people attended the event and we raised about $1600 for the Chatham-Kent Sexual Assault Crisis Centre. Wow!
A big thank you to The Honourable Dave Van Kesteren, Member of Parliament for Chatham-Kent-Essex, Chatham-Kent Mayor Mr. Randy Hope, Penguin Canada, my awesome editor Adrienne Kerr, events sponsors(United Way of Chatham-Kent Women’s Leadership Council, Scribendi, Ursuline Sisters of Chatham, Vellinga Travels) Retro Suites Hotel, Chilled Cork Restaurant, family and friends from Canada/US who joined us, donated raffle items, helped out with the food, music, pictures, video and the list goes on and on. I’m very grateful to everyone who came to be a part of our day and I’m honoured to have shared the day with the womin of the Chatham-Kent Sexual Assault Crisis Centre.
Here are some pictures from the event.
Morayo et al welcoming guests. I had to showcase my lovely flowers from the Chatham-Kent Sexual Assault Crisis Centre.
A chuckle after my ‘foot-in-the-mouth’ moment. I guess I should not refer to friends I’ve known forever as “my old friends.”
What’s a party without food? A dear friend made a very popular Nigerian snack. Here are the puffs-puffs ( fried dough pastry) People could not get enough of them.
To top off all the yummy spicy Nigerian food, we needed dessert. Chocolate, vanilla and lemon penguin cupcakes.
Over $400 worth of beads were sold by my friend Melissa during the event. The entire amount went back to Bead For Life. I’m always in awe of selfless people. Can you believe these beads were made from rolled paper? I wore a set for the event and I still can’t figure out they did it. For more information about the beads and other products, please check out http://www.beadforlife.org/
Michelle Schryer, Executive Director of the Chatham-Kent Sexual Assault Crisis Centre and I posing with copies of Daughters after the event. Those were huge smiles of happiness and relief. To the glory of God, we did it!