Friday, July 21, 2006

Parker's Journey

We are just under a month away from the Benefit Dinner that is being thrown on Parker's behalf. It is titled Parker's Journey and is being held on August 18th. My mother's cousins came up with the idea a few months ago and have done an absolutely incredible job planning and organizing the evening. I have decided to dedicate this article to the event as it is going to be such a wonderful evening and so many people have dedicated their time to it that I want everyone to know about it and have the opportunity to get a ticket.

It is being held at the La Primavera Ballroom in Woodbridge. If you have never been there or seen it, I have to tell you that it is absolutely exquisite. It is such a wonderful place to hold any function. My mother's cousin got married there and it was a beautiful wedding. The people at the La Primavera Ballroom have worked very closely with us so that the event may be a very successful and memorable one. We are so happy to have them on board.

For those of you who are interested in the food and drink that will be available, I must say that you will not be disappointed. The evening will start with an incredible Antipasta Bar. There will be something there for everyone. The pasta course will be a penne done in a fresh tomato and basil sauce as well as a risotto with portobello mushrooms. I have to tell you I absolutely love risotto. For those of you who have never tried it, you don't know what you are missing. The main course will be a veal chop with mushroom gravy, seasononal vegetables and salad. The dessert, ice cream supreme with fresh berries. This will be followed by coffee and fresh fruit. And, for those of you who like a good drink once in a while, you will definitely not be disappointed. The evening will begin with a Martini Bar, and throughout the night you will have the Deluxe Bar available to your palette.

The tables will be decorated with flowers by D&D Floral Design. I have checked out their website and they have the most beautiful flower arrangements. D&D Floral Design has been extremely generous and has decided to donate their floral arrangements for the evening. We are so thankful for their generosity.

In addition, the music will be supplied by Veriation Music. The disk jockey from Veriation Music will be playing a spectacular array of music for the dance after dinner. We are looking forward to dancing the night away with all of you who come out to support Parker's Battle with ADA. Veriation Music has also been extremely generous by donating their services for the evening. If you have a wedding or function coming up, you should definitely check them out at their website.

There will also be a gift bag available for each couple and has been donated by Dolce Magazine. If you have not checked out there magazine or website previously you really should do so. Dolce Publishing is also the publisher of City Life. Thank you so much, Dolce.

There will be many wonderful prizes that will be auctioned off that evening. There are so many sponsors that I would like to thank who have donated for the event already. I plan on doing just that in an upcoming article.

I want to take the time now to thank CHIN TV for also helping in promoting this event. I will be on Festival Italiano Di Johnny Lombardi this Sunday at 11am on City TV. You can check out the show for more information about the event. We are extremely happy and honoured to have Andrea Trentadue and Sam Ciccolini as the M.Cs for the evening. Andrea is one of the producers from CHINTV and Sam Ciccolini is a man that I cannot say enough about. Sam Ciccolini has done so much for the community and we are so happy to have him on board.

There are two ways to purchase tickets for the event. Many companies have decided to get on board by purchasing a table (a table seats ten). If you work at a company and you think they may be interested in purchasing a whole table we would appreciate their support. There is currently room for 150 more guests and we would love to meet the people who populate this blog regularly. If you are interested in coming out to support our son in his battle against severe combined immunodeficiency you can email my mother here.

1 comment:

Natalie said...

Parker Poo!

Wow! It sounds like you are going to have an amazing party!! I cannot wait to celebrate in your honour little one! Everything sounds so delicious!

We are hoping to see you on Monday Parker Pants!

Love you little one,
Auntie Natalie