A warm evening greeted guests as they arrived at the 22nd Annual Great Chefs & Wineries event held on Saturday, April 21, 2012 benefitting Lifehouse. A cold glass of champagne set the mood for a memorable evening. Master of Ceremonies Bud E. Luv was on hand once again this year to keep the festivities lively while Culinary Host Heidi Insalata Krahling and our fabulous line-up of chefs and wineries tickled guests’ palates with an array of culinary delights and fine wine pourings. Honorary Chairman Huey Lewis sent his warm regards in a video filmed with Lifehouse performers during a rehearsal. As always, our performers were excited to share their energetic dance, which was choreographed to the Huey Lewis & The News song “The Power of Love.” Many guests noted that it was their best performance ever!
The evening’s most touching moment happened when a record $50,000 in Gift for Life pledges was raised during the live auction. Feeling this level of kindness and generosity from our guests in support of the people Lifehouse serves was truly overwhelming!
On behalf of our Board of Directors, staff and the people we serve, Lifehouse would like to thank the many supporters whose generous contributions to Great Chefs & Wineries 2012 helped make it our most successful event ever – raising a record $415,000 of critical funds!
We are truly grateful to be part of a very generous and caring community.
The power of love really does make the world go ’round!