And the fun-d just keeps on growing! One parent who was there commented, “Wow!”
The Norwin Play it Forward Fund’s fifth annual Suite Café, a family-friendly coffeehouse event to benefit the fund, took place Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Norwin High School in the “Suite Caféteria.” You know we’ve been waiting to say that!
Musical entertainment was provided by Norwin instrumental students and their instructors, attired in their prom finery, since the event is held the day after the high school prom. We’re unbelievably blessed here to have students that will sacrifice their “day after the prom” activities and actually audition for the opportunity to play for parents in a musical setting that’s not typical of a high school band or orchestra program. Doing so gives musicians the experience of both a recital for those who have come to specifically hear them and their friends in solo performance or in combos that they put together, as well as the experience of enhancing the ambiance for an event where people come to share time with their friends, and enjoy coffee and dessert.
Coffee beverages were provided by locally-owned Barista to You, and the popcorn bar from the Pittsburgh Popcorn Company popularized at the NPIFF’s fall event was featured, along with desserts from area restaurants. Chinese raffles, a 50/50 drawing, and the “almost famous” live cake auction will rounded out the evening.
The door prizes for the evening were especially popular, featuring a guitar signed by The Clarks and donated by Main Street Music; a Pittsburgh Pirates basket with a Jordy Mercer autographed ball; a tablet computer; a Cannondale bicycle; and a Kindle reader!