Crowd enjoys annual Conservancy BBQ
We're a hard-working group, focused on critical issues facing Amador and Calaveras
Counties today. But we know how to have fun, too!
This year's spring fundraising barbecue and art show, held on June 10, was
ample evidence of that. Sponsored by Jane O'Riordan and Bill Easton of Domaine
de la Terre Rouge and held at their beautiful Shenandoah Valley winery,
the barbecue was an enjoyable mix of delicious food, fine wine, fun people,
beautiful art, entertaining music, and fun raffles and auctions. The weather
was perfect and we turned a good profit, too.
The barbecue is our major annual fundraiser, so we'd like to thank those of
you who contributed to its success, including everyone who purchased tickets,
donated raffle and auction items, bought raffle tickets, bid in the auctions,
or helped pull the event together. Just as it takes a village to raise a child,
it takes a community to put together a successful fundraising barbecue.
Special thanks are due to Jane and Bill, who proposed this event years ago,
to Susan Bragstad, who has coordinated every barbecue since, and to Katherine
Venturelli, who took charge of the raffle and auctions.
Our scrumptious food this year was provided by local caterers Amador
Catering of Jackson Valley. Barbecue-goers were treated to the smooth sounds
of Fiddletown crooner Herb Boxhorn, jazzy Brazilian duets from Felipe Ferraz
and Joanne Craig-Ferraz, and the fine paintings of Sutter Creek's Robert Richards.