The Fundraiser for Stacie’s Children
Last night my husband and I attended the fundraiser for Stacie’s children – Lily, Jack and¬†MacKenzie¬†at the Harborside¬†Restaurant. It was sold out but we were able to purchase tickets through a friend of a friend, as we live in the smallest state in the country, where everyone knows someone.
|Beautiful view of the bay outside the restaurant |
We arrived early before it got dark and immediately saw a crowd. We just knew it would be a good turn out for this fundraising event.
They had many giveaways for raffles that you could put your ticket into a bag for a chance to win.
|So many small businesses donated for the raffles |
It was amazing to see so many businesses throughout the state that¬†participated. A lot of small businesses.
They also had a silent auction where you could place bids on items and the person with the highest bid would win it.
|New England Patriots Silent Auction Items |
Small business like the owners Jewel from Holistic Health Center¬†of RI
and Chris from World’s Fare Chef
¬†whom we both knew and were able to sit and chat with.
|Chris and Jewel |
|Myself and my husband Ken |
I met several of Stacie’s friends, one of whom Stacie wrote about
¬†in her blog, and had connected with right before her death. I often wondered through the night what Stacie would have thought about so many people coming together¬†because¬†of her to help her children left behind. It was a bitter sweet time and the organizers did an¬†incredible¬†great job of putting this event together for them.
It was so crowded after 8 that you could barely walk around inside.
|The crowd was incredible at the event including our State Representative Jim Langevin |
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