Dear Editor,
What an evening; beautiful weather, delicious food, great wine & beer plus the chance to win some pretty awesome gift baskets. We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who joined us at Nelson Garrettsville Community Cupboard’s 2nd annual Farm to Table Nibble & Sip!
There are so many people that work together for months to make this event a success. We would like to thank our sponsors and all of the local farmers and food producers who donated their fantastic produce, eggs, honey, fruits, syrup, jam, goat cheese — the list is endless. Thanks also to community members who donated tents, flowers and their time.
NGCC is blessed with the BEST volunteers and we cannot say thank you enough to our great crew. Without their help and support, keeping the Cupboard open and having events like the Farm to Table would not be possible. A special shout out to our energetic wait staff from the James A. Garfield Middle School Beta Club. The young adults in our community rock and are always ready to lend a helping hand.
We are so grateful to Amanda & Chris Conkol and the staff of Candlelight Winery. The time and effort that they put into this event from the planning stages thorough the setup, food prep, serving and cleanup is immense and all donated. Candlelight Winery is such a beautiful place to relax under the trees in the courtyard sipping one of their great wines (Pink Pug is my favorite, or maybe Blue Spark, hard to choose). We are very lucky to have the Conkol family and their wonderful winery in our community!
Best of all was the opportunity to spend time with good friends while raising money to benefit the Community Cupboard. The need is great, but our mission continues. We are neighbors helping neighbors to Shut The Door On Hunger in our community!
Michele & Mike Elias