Tropical Tea - September 26, 2009
The first signature event, Women & Wishes “Tropical Tea”, was held at the striking W Hotel in Fort Lauderdale. The 250 guests were served chilled champagne as local firemen, supporting the cause, offered guests raffle tickets. Sipping champagne and perusing the very impressive silent auction items proved an exciting hour as guests envisioned their winnings. Upon entering the main room, guests saw majestically set tables adorned with exotic centerpieces and glistening butterflies, creating a magical tropical sensation. Boxed gifts and over flowing gift bags awaited the entering guests. With the impending wait staff perfectly positioned, the guests began dinning. The menu consisted of scrumptious tea sandwiches, cold soups, incredible dessert selections and an endless selection of tropical teas. The program included emotional testimonials by two Women & Wishes wish recipients and a heart-warming message by Mindy Frumkes-Baer, special guest speaker. From the live, silent and Chinese auctions, as well as contributions and fundraising efforts, the event generated nearly $50,000.00 As reported to Black Tie-South Florida“…This will be instrumental in facilitating our efforts to fulfill and grant many wishes to a whole lot of middle class women in desperate need of temporary assistance this year…” said Kelly Cappola, President and Founder of Women & Wishes.
Sponsors: Aesthetic Quality Solutions, Gray Robinson Attorneys at Law, Steve Greenseid Catering, Prestige Sweet Creations, Flowers N Things, Salon Monaco, Autonation, Minuteman Press Sunrise, Pompano Discount Liquors, BBJ Linen, Art That Works! Inc., Hollywood Films, Bayroot Band, Blacktie Photos