Food, Photos, and a “Fun”d Raiser

NFCC - Lasagna 2How easy is it to cook for and serve 39 people dinner at our house? Well, we can tell you for sure, since we did just that a few week-ends ago.

Call me crazy, but it was a ton of fun!

NFCC - Lasagna 1

Hubby and I hosted an event for North Fulton Community Charities at our house.  As part of the annual “Have A Heart” fund-raising program, we invited our friends over for Salad, Spaghetti and Meatballs, Veggie Lasagna, Garlic Bread, and Dessert – all for a $10 per person donation to NFCC.

NFCC - Roasted Peppers

In addition to the lots of food, artists had their wares on display for purchase, with a percentage of sales donated to NFCC. And boy, did these party goers know how to shop!

Our friend, neighbor, and fellow NFCC volunteer, Bobbie, brought her photographs, notecards, and framed pieces to display. Hubby also had his photography for sale, and Sara (who just happens to make the coolest earrings from guitar picks) displayed her homemade, handmade jewelry. Sara wore a pair of her earrings – aren’t they adorable?

Let the shopping begin!

NFCC - Armstrong Girls

Vonda shared some sobering statistics about the people in our community that utilize the services offered by NFCC.

NFCC - Vonda

NFCC - Crowd with Vonda

Much food, fun, and friendship made the evening a pure pleasure for us, and with the amount of wine laughter that was heard coming from the various groups as the party progressed, it seemed that the night was quite a success. 

NFCC - FP and guests

NFCC - Howards

Thanks to everyone who attended, and made a contribution to NFCC’s fundraising efforts. Your generosity is much appreciated by those who need a hand up – not a hand out – in our local community!


About Our Kitchen Inventions

Inspired by travels to Italy, cooking with fresh ingredients, sharing our Kitchen Inventions dinners with friends, and enjoying good wine. Photography and cooking are the main focus for our site. Please stop by Wade's website to enjoy more of his works of photography.
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10 Responses to Food, Photos, and a “Fun”d Raiser

  1. We used to serve a whole roasted hog and barbeque to the gathering, but i think serving lasagna and other casserolls is great option too


  2. eden purdy says:

    Hi Susan, the food was yummy but more importantly, the friendship and fellowship was wonderful! Thanks for hosting. You win the hostess of the year award, my friend!


    • It’s always a pleasure to serve those that serve others! You guys ROCK for taking care of the clients each and every day. We are just happy to have so many friends like you that enjoy getting together for a good cause – and good wine – and good times! I’ll prepare my acceptance speech-LOL!!! Let’s do it again soon – maybe on a smaller scale.


  3. Michele Armstrong says:

    Susan and Wade, your Have a Heart Event was a huge success! The art work, the company and of course the yummy food was sublime! Thank you so much for all you do for NFCC and the community. You’re very much appreciated.


  4. What an awesome idea!! You did a fantastic job and it sounds like it was a success indeed!! Thanks for sharing. 🙂


  5. This is absolutely the MOST AWESOME post I’ve read in ages! You are a rock star! What a fabulous contribution you’ve made as well as the wonderful people who attended & supported this effort. I love the idea of combining good food, art & friendship all for a good cause. I think you’ve just made my day.


    • No, my dear, YOU’VE just made MY day! LOL! It was such fun, and really did not seem like a lot of work (even though it was)…everyone who attended was more than generous with their support. It’s so cool, to have a party and great interaction with friends and actually know it is supporting the community. Thanks for your kind words – You Rock!!


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