For those of you in the OC, if you pick up the OC Register today, you’ll find the article below in the Local News section but for those who are outside the area, the link below (which contains some photos, too) can be accessed.
My point here is to thank all of you who attended Falltacular 2011 here at our place just under 2 months ago, where we raised over $14,000 for Laura’s House. You’ll recall if you heard the opening remarks by Laura’s House Exec Director, Margaret Bayston, that your efforts that day in Falltacular were in direct support of their campaign to build the new shelter, expand beds (and cribs) and provide in summary more outreach and support for battered women in the So Cal area. While the total campaign raised over $3MM to provide the capital funding to build the new shelter, all of you–the winemakers, the guests, the donations–helped drive the $14,000 to help hit the goal line. In addition, another thank you is needed to the gang on Berserker Day who bought the Santa Rita Hills auction item and raised another $1,500.00 more. You guys did this last year too and it really helps!
To all of you who made Falltacular again an overwhelming successs, I wanted you to know that you made a direct impact in the story above. THANK YOU!