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Neighbors Growing Together | Oct 17, 2017

Convention center extends gratitude

By Laura Cohen | Nov 01, 2012

To the editor:

As the Development Coordinator of the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, I have never been more proud than I was of our Gala Event this past Saturday, Oct. 27. A great time was had by all, and the Center, a nonprofit organization, raised funds to continue our service to the community.

On behalf of Executive Director Rustin Lippincott, Chairman Rob Steinberg, and the entire Board of Directors, I wish to extend our sincere thanks and gratitude to the Gala Committee who have worked with me for months bringing the event together. This was a hard-working, fun team of community members who had a good time collaborating!

Thanks, of course, go to the Partner Sponsors of the event, whose financial support is most gratefully acknowledged! Our in-kind donors gave of themselves in the form of goods and services to bring it all together, and the center’s selfless staff and volunteers stepped up once again to add their service with a smile!

The lovely Jenness Parker donated her amazing vocal talents as the headliner entertainment of the evening, and we cannot thank her enough for the way she lit up the evening! Jim Horras lent us his superior auctioneering prowess for the evening, and thanks to our auction item donors, he had some exciting items (and desserts!) to auction off!

Last but certainly not least, what would a Gala Event be without fabulous food? A sincere thanks and a shout out to these local chefs, caterers, and restaurants who donated their scrumptious creations: Cookies From the Heart’s Deb Hunt, Earth & Water Tea’s Corey Morrow, Fairfield Golf & Country Club’s Adam Pohren, Hy-Vee Catering’s Dennis Lopp, Revelations Cafe, Shokai Sushi’s Nikhom Sisomphane, Sunnybrook’s Kumar Wickramasingha, Top of the Rock’s Jerry Fischer, Vivo’s Noah Lobdell and Yummy’s Jill Dahlstrom.

The plan is that this will be an annual event, so I hope everyone will look for it next year!


— Laura Cohen, Development Coordinator of the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

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