Thanks to Carol Merriman (who baked wonderful cookies and brownies), to Caseus Cheese Shop (which gave us a big break on two wonderful large cheese platters), to Karen Kleinerman (who donated some delicious chocolate candies) and to Best Video member Luisa Chapman (who brought in a shrimp platter).
Thanks to the musicians who donated their time and skill: cellists Ravenna Michalsen and Lynne Bonnett; jazz musicians Jeff Fuller and Joe Carter; folk musicians James Velvet and Johnny Memphis; and the members of the quintet trumpeter Nick Di Maria assembled for the event—Nick, Mark Kaplan, Nate Trier, Aaron Nobel and Greg Perault.
Thanks to the artists who donated work for our silent auction: Tony Juliano, Gerald Saladyga, Steven DiGiovanni, William McCarthy, Nancy Eisenfeld, Marjorie Gillette Wolfe, Keith Johnson, Peter Ziou, Joan Fitzsimmons, Graham Honaker, Christopher Mir, Hank Paper.
And especially thanks to our members who came out in droves and made the afternoon such a joyful community event.
If you wanted to donate but couldn’t make it, you still can do so by dropping by the store, sending a check to Best Video (put “fundraiser” in the memo) or calling up and putting a donation on your card.