The Suite Cafe 2011 is now history, and what a success it was! It’s amazing to us, that even in this most difficult economy, there are individuals willing to roll up their sleeves and help, businesses that contribute their products and services, parents and relatives that support the organization, and friends and community members that contribute gifts of time, talent and treasure to support the outstanding work of some spectacular kids, to help make them not only really good at what they do, but to excel.
Counting the 26 student performers from the Norwin Band, there were over 170 individuals that attended – over 50 more than last year. That’s phenomenal – especially on a Saturday in May. Many more folks wanted to attend but couldn’t due to prior commitments, weddings, and graduations. The unbelievable part is that those folks sent donations to the fund even thought they couldn’t be there.
Because the event was held the day after the Norwin Prom, many of the students wore their tuxes and ball gowns for another day to enhance the event’s prestige. The other change from last year was that there was no wine tasting, making this a family-friendly event, and some families really appreciated the ability to bring their children. It also offered the ability for some younger and very talented music students to perform, showing the excellence in musicianship the North Huntington, Irwin and North Irwin communities foster.
Almost forgot – the event raised over $5,000. We thank you for your generosity and commitment to what’s right with today’s young men and women. Come hear them – you’ll be amazed.