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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Junior League CocoaVino Ball 2012

Happy Wednesday friends! We are already through the first half of the week. I hope you all enjoyed a nice, relaxing, long-weekend. We sure did! We spent our weekend at the beach just enjoying our little family of three. :)

I just realized that I never blogged about my Junior League fundraising benefit ball, CocoaVino from this past April. I, along with my fabulous league sisters worked so hard to make this event a Smash, ( which it truly turned out to be). So, here are some photos from CocoaVino April 2012! Enjoy! :)
This is an excerpt describing our event from the newspaper.

With much excitement, the Fundraising Events and Development committee is pleased to announce the League’s annual fundraiser, CocoaVino.
The black tie dinner gala will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2012, at one of Pasadena’s oldest and most prestigious addresses. The evening will begin with cocktails/wine tasting and live music along with a silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind and unique prizes and packages, followed by a seated dinner. After dinner, guests will be invited to sample some of the most delectable chocolate desserts in town.
Cocoa Vino gala is the primary source of funding for the League’s community programs and all proceeds will benefit the Pasadena Junior League’s current focus area, Nurturing Children through Family Support.

Here is a photo of me, along with all of the ladies from our JLP Fundraising Committee who made Cocoa Vino 2012 possible!

Love you girls and had a great year working on this committee with you all!

Here I am with my handsome hubby!

The dining room of the BEAUTIFUL, Valley Hunt Club.

Our gorgeous flower arrangements designed by Jacob Maarse.

Some of the silent auction items

more silent auction items

fabulous wine tasting!

Our guest of honor, Los Angeles news anchor, Ms. Colleen Williams of NBC news.

The beautiful garden.

The entryway.

One of our hot-ticket auction items!

Another beautiful auction item!

Our fabulous dessert bar!

We had such a great time and I can't wait to attend as a guest next year!

I just found out that next year I will be on the Junior League of Pasadena's Early Readers committee. This was my first choice for next year's committee placement and I am thrilled to be able to work on such  a fine cause.

Below, is a quick little bio on this particular committee. With a teaching background as well as "mama experience", I hope to really get involved in making a difference in these precious little children's lives! What a blessing to be able to work with God's children. :)

Family Literacy

Junior League volunteers will act as family literacy coaches, reading a story to preschool children, then leading a fun activity based on the book, at the monthly Early Readers’ Book Club, a program of Mothers’ Club Family Learning Center.

All families that attend, including many parents who are English-learners, take home a copy of the book. It also comes with an audio CD of the book that parents can use if they do not feel ready to read out loud in English to their children. 

Junior League volunteers, parents and their kids take part in Early Readers’ Book Club, a program of Mothers’ Club Family Learning Center.The League is strengthening its longtime relationship with the center by providing regular volunteer support for the monthly club, which helps parents learning English and their preschool-age children.

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