Thanks to all of those who braved the rain and came out for my pie party last week; it was a great success! I had 42 pies, but due to the rain and traffic, some did not make it and the extras were also donated to the Trinity Center. I really enjoyed catching up with some familiar – and meeting some new – faces! I love hosting, and this is one of my favorite events of the year.
All in all, you helped me send an SUV full of donations (clothes, food, shoes, etc.) to the Trinity Center, and I was able to donate over $900 (checks and gift cards) as well! What a wonderful gift from all of you!
I believe the best part about the party itself was that it connected people in the community who hadn’t seen each other in a long time! There were lots of great conversations and drawing for door prizes. Some people just came by to drop off a donation, pick up a pie, but many “gathered” and mingled.
A special thanks to Daryl “Indy” Choy for giving out chair massages to my guests, plus two massage gift certificates! And an extra shout-out to the folks (Bob & Peggy) who sent me the picture (see below) of them dressed as “private pies.” I got a kick out of that! I hope to see you all again next year as this event continues to grow! Now I just need a bigger, more open space. Maybe a remodel…