Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Taste of Fall A Success!

A HUGE thank you to everyone who helped make this year's A Taste of Fall a success!  Party-goers enjoyed the acoustic sounds of the Tony Bondi Project while they sipped on wine, beer, pepper-infused tequila, and the favorite of the night, "Rumchata".  In addition to an interesting mix of drinks, delicious food abounded!  Everything from artisan cheese to chocolate fondue to cupcakes and strudel were enjoyed by guests that night.  Some pretty intense bidding wars happened over a number of our unbelievable silent auction items.  Thanks to everyone you helped raise nearly $8,000 for LPCS programs! 

Thank you to all of our in-kind and financial sponsors, without you this event wouldn't have happened!

Cornerstone Sponsor:

Prosperity Sponsor:

Agave Loco Brands
Goose Island Brewery
Lynfred Winery
Templeton Rye

Austrian Bakery & Deli
Cabot Creamery Cooperative
Geja’s Café
Harvest Arts Catering
Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine
Wells St. Popcorn

The Tony Bondi Project

International Label & Printing Co., Inc.

Daniel Stober

Thursday, October 14, 2010

World Homeless Day 2010

The first ever World Homeless Day was held on October 10, 2010.  World Homeless Day was organized to draw attention to homelessness locally and provide opportunities for the community to get involved in responding to homelessness, while taking advantage of the stage an ‘international day’ provides.  Events were held around the world from Toledo and Calgary to London and Bangladesh, and everywhere in between.  Hopefully this day will continue to grow and bring even more attention to the issue of homelessness. 

If you did anything to "celebrate" World Homeless Day we would love to know about it! 

For more information on next year's event, join their Facebook group and keep checking the official website:

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Taste the Night Away

A Taste of Fall 2010 is just two weeks away!  Hopefully you will be joining us on October 22nd from 7-11pm as we taste our way through fall.  I know personally, I'll be heading straight to the table hosting Geja's Cafe, for a sample of their to die for cheese fondue.  Then, who knows, maybe I'll be adventurous and try the pepper cured tequila provided by Agave Loco.  After that, who knows!  With cupcakes, cheese, pastries, pretzels, wine, and more to choose from, it could be a hard decision what to sample next! 

Don't forget to check out the silent auction while you are there either!  We have some great items up for grabs including a hockey stick signed by over 20 past and present members of the Blackhawks, a weekend getaway to Michigan City, tickets to see the Bears vs. Jets on December 26th, a party for 20 at Kincade's, and more!!

We'll also be raffling off the "Mad Men Starter Kit" which includes a fantastic retro bar cart from Richard Schultz Designs, accessories and liquor to create the perfect martini, Mad Men season one on DVD, and more!  Over a $3,500 value!!

Tickets prices are $65 for  regular ticket and $85 for a VIP ticket.  VIP tickets include a Chef's table experience with CAREY NICHOLS from HARVEST ARTS CATERING, extra special goody bag, and free raffle ticket.  Only 90 VIP tickets will be sold!

Tickets are going fast, so get yours soon!  For more tickets and more information, visit: