Saturday, November 27, 2010

Peru Fest a Huge Success!

Thank you Thank you Thank you! Yet again, I am so amazed at the generosity of this community in supporting local fundraising events.

Peru Fest was a success! 80 people joined us for Peru Fest last night in Cumberland at the Riding Fool Hostel! With the help of a big team of amazing volunteers (Janet, Lorna, Nancy, Al, Sally, Sherry, Jane, Nicole, Kathy...and everyone I missed!) we put on a great party to celebrate all things Peruvian while raising funds for the children in 2 remote villages in Peru.

After all was said and done and expenses were paid the donations from last nights fundraiser came to $1200!! That $ will go a long way to provide much needed school supplies and materials for maintaining the schools in Peru.

The $ could not have been raised if it weren't for the support of our local business sponsors - who donated some absolutely amazing gifts for the silent auction! Big thanks to:

•Oh Spa - Hydrotherapy

•Valhalla Outdoors Gift Pack
•McKinnon Photography- Portrait sitting
•Extreme Runners & ELM - Runners gift pack
•Island Pilates - Fitness gifts
•Lotuswear- Fitness gear
•Salsa Beat - Dance Lessons for 2
•Paradise Boutique - Swimwear
•Arbonne - Health & Beauty gift pack

Barbara Foreman- Energy Healing Session

Andy ponders his bidding options...

Anxiously awaiting the slideshow while sipping drinks and munching on appies:)

Post slideshow Q&A with the Peru Trekkers!

Muchas Gracias for helping me put on such a fun night! It was a great party filled with good people, good stories, good food and drink! I will post a short video from the slideshow soon...

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